Fully integrating upper-secondary vocational and academic courses: a flexible new way?


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Author: Polidano, Cain; Tabasso, Domenico


The tracking of students in upper-secondary school is often criticised for narrowing the career prospects of students in the vocational education and training (VET) track, which in many countries leads to the stigmatisation of VET courses. To tackle this problem, Australia blurred the lines between the two tracks by introducing VET courses that count to both a national VET qualification and university entry. In this study, [the authors] estimate the impacts of taking these courses on academic achievement and university entry using administrative data, propensity score matching and a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Students; Outcomes; Higher education; Equity; Statistics; Participation

Keywords: VET in schools; Academic achievement; Access to education and training; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2016

Physical description: [45] p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 9694

Related items: TD/TNC 127.233

Also published as an article in 'Economics of education review', vol. 55, December 2016, pp. 117-131, which is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.233.

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 123.622

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