A short history of initial VET teacher training

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Author: Guthrie, Hugh


This paper examines initial vocational education training (VET) teacher training from the late 1979s to the present, based on the literature and the author’s personal experiences. While much has changed, many of the issues and approaches that are apparent in the early literature remain the same today. There is cause for optimism and the author proposes a number of approaches to improve the quality and relevance of initial teacher training. Such training is only a first step, however, and access to further formal training and professional development is vital to maintain and build...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Quality; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Teacher training; Relevance of education and training; Professional development; Training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2010

Physical description: 18 p.

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ISBN: 9781921809392 (print); 9781921809385 (web)

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 102.21

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