Understanding the nature of school partnerships with business in delivery of vocational programmes in schools in Australia


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This article seeks to provide a school perspective on the nature and quality of the partnerships which schools form with businesses in order to deliver work placements and workplace learning in Australia. It found that the ability of schools to engage with external partners depended on the ability of school leaders to define and communicate the role of [vocational education and training] VET within the school and its broader community. This dependence on individuals and leadership is vulnerable to changes in key personnel and the informality of some of the processes and relationships can...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Management; Industry; Workforce development; Students

Keywords: VET in schools; Secondary school; Institutional role; Leadership; Partnership in education and training; Education industry relationship; Work based learning; Workplace learning; Student placement

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 30

Journal number: 3

Journal date: January-June 2017

Pages: pp. 283-298

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 129.132

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