Globalisation and marketisation in Australian VET: reconfiguring relations, discourse and spaces


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Author: Seddon, Terri


This paper considers the impact and implications of globalisation and marketisation in Australian vocational education and training (VET). It maps the patterns of VET reform since the 1970s while attempting to make explicit the way these changes are theorised. A period of educational reform in the 1930s is used as an example and as a basis for theorising educational change. Building on this theoretical framework, phases in VET reform are described and the author suggests that since the 1970s, three phases or 'settlements' within VET reform can be identified: (1) VET as public provision; ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Globalisation; Governance

Keywords: Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Academic Press, 2002

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Pages: pp.65-72

Conference number: 10th

Date: 2002

Place: Australia

ISBN: 1875378448

Statement of responsibility: Terri Seddon

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 72.92

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