Transparency: tracing its journey into vocational education and training


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Author: Zoellner, Don


This occasional paper describes the journey of a concept through the use of ethnographic research techniques. The purpose is not to argue for or against transparency but to tell a story of when and where the national vocational education and training (VET) system encountered the openness agenda represented by the word. This description also tells a story of how the concept of transparency has evolved over time, gained widespread support and the yet-to-be completed adoption into the VET sector. An ethnographic research methodology has been used to increase our total knowledge of how the...  [+] Show more

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

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Pages: pp. 134-158

Related items: TD/TNC 116.02

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 116.46

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