Chameleon or phoenix: the metamorphosis of TAFE


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Author: Anderson, Damon


This paper examines the metamorphosis of technical and further education (TAFE) by tracing the genealogy of TAFE institutes in Victoria and analysing the changing size, structure and organisation of the technical system in Victoria. On the basis of this analysis, the nature of tradition and identity in TAFE is examined in an attempt to understand the forces which have shaped and redefined TAFE as a tertiary education sector up to the present day. Against the background of the dissolution of the binary system of higher education in Australia, and in the light of TAFE’s history and current...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Policy; Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Governance

Keywords: Educational policy; TAFE; Technical education and training; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Victoria

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 1998

Journal volume: 6

Journal number: 2

Journal date: November 1998

Pages: pp. 1-44

ISSN: 1039-4001

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 56.35

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