Student choice and lifelong learning: who you gonna call?

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Author: Zoellner, Don


This paper explores some specific outcomes resulting from the progressive implementation of national competition and new public management policies favouring increased user choice. Since the early-1990s vocational education and training strategies have consistently advocated for greater levels of student choice of provider in a contestable market. In addition to noting the significance of choice, the 1974 Kangan Review of TAFE [available in VOCEDplus at TD/LMR 85.637] also ensured that the post-school, non-university educational option was intimately linked to notions of access and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Vocational education and training; Policy; Equity; Participation

Keywords: Government policy; Training market; Access to education and training; Measurement; Trend; Student behaviour; Enrolment; Training package; Geographic distribution; Regional; Socioeconomic background; Data analysis; No Frills Conference

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Physical description: 14 p.

Conference number: 28th

Date: 2019

Place: Adelaide, South Australia

Related items: TD/LMR 85.637

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 137.134

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