The value of including languages other than English in vocational courses: a case study of TAFE NSW

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Author: Buoro, Ivano


Since the early 1990s there has been a decline in the number of foreign languages offered in vocational education in Australia and a drop in the number of students studying these languages. It is argued that this decline in [languages other than English] LOTE in vocational education and training (VET) is a concern, particularly from the perspective of training a workforce capable of dealing with globalisation and Australia's place in Asia. Highly skilled VET graduates in business, tourism, trade and other fields without the cultural and linguistic skills and knowledge that learning a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Research; Students; Participation; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: TAFE; Case study; Barrier; Outcomes of education and training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 26 p.

On cover: NCVER Building Researcher Capacity Community of Practice Scholarship Program 2012 participant

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 116.16

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