Tell me the old, old story or new messages?: five decades of inquiry into VET teacher development


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Author: Clayton, Berwyn; Guthrie, Hugh


At various points during the last five decades (that is, the 1970s to the present), the attention of policy makers has inevitably turned to the initial preparation and ongoing development of the sector's teachers and trainers. In this the latest decade, these issues have re-surfaced as headline topics capturing the interest of policy-makers, industrial parties and researchers alike. While much research has been dedicated to the topic over the years, concerns about practitioner capability remain constant. Is it a matter of the old, old story being told over and over again or have we...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Vocational teachers; Practitioners; Teacher training; Skill development; Professional development; Capacity building; History

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: AVETRA, 2013

Physical description: 10 p.

Conference number: 16th

Date: 2013

Place: Fremantle, Western Australia

ISBN: 9780980527537

Papers and presentations made available on the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) website are protected by the ISBN: 9780980527537.

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 130.112

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