Change and VET: thinking the unthinkable


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Author: Zoellner, Don


The story of vocational education and training [VET] is guided by a grand narrative which consists of five elements. This presentation will explore the most commonly cited element - the notion of relentless, disruptive change. If the future of VET is being created on a foundation built upon an uncritical acceptance of turbulent change - what are the consequences if the widely held view is not accurate? The theoretical perspectives of Michel Foucault and their further adaptations by Peter Miller, Nikolas Rose and Ian Hacking as to how governments operate in advanced liberal democracies...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Policy; Research; Governance

Keywords: History; Comparative analysis; Education and training system; Government role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: AVETRA, 2011

Physical description: 10 p.

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Conference number: 14th

Date: 2011

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

ISBN: 9780980527537

Papers and presentations made available on the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) website are protected by the ISBN: 9780980527537

Resource type: Conference paper

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 104.225

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