Quality in the Australian VET sector: what has been happening?

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Author: Harris, Roger

Abstract:

VET (vocational education and training) is a fascinating sector. Aligned closely with the labour market and sandwiched between two major sectors, it is continually buffeted by political winds, susceptible to the ideologies of different governments. Often labelled the 'poor cousin', debates continue to rage about its quality. This paper focuses on three questions: How has the VET sector been viewed in terms of quality? What does recent research say about quality in the VET sector? Can anything be done about it? In raising questions about the label 'VET', its vision and goals, its broad...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Quality; Vocational education and training; Governance; Teaching and learning; Research; Assessment

Keywords: Education and training reform; Educational research; Regulation; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [London, England]: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015

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Also called: Quality in the Australian vocational education and training sector: what has been happening?

Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2015

Pages: pp. 16-34

ISSN: 1448-0220, 2204-0544 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 122.452

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