Keywords and key phrases in vocational education policy in Australia: a lexical semantic analysis of knowledge and skills


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Author: Corbel, Chris


Sociologists of education are concerned with the weakening of knowledge in the vocational curriculum. This thesis provides insights into the problem by undertaking a detailed and systematic examination of knowledge and skills as lexical items in Australian vocational education policy from an applied linguistic perspective. Grounded in critical discourse analysis, the thesis interrogates the claim that the influence of knowledge has become weakened in vocational education policy, as the meanings of skills have expanded. This interrogation required the development of an innovative...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Policy; Language; Culture and society; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Policy analysis; Cultural aspects; Social aspects; History

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: University of Melbourne, 2016

Physical description: xvi, 279 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Christopher Philip Corbel

Submitted in total fulfilment of the degree of PhD in Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne, January 2016

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 124.382

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