Vocational education and training in Australian schools: issues for practitioners


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Author: Barnett, Kate; Ryan, Robin


Originally a series of local initiatives, Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools is now largely driven by policy makers and politicians who, too frequently, fail to appreciate the challenges the reform poses to teachers, school managers and workplace coordinators. Research has identified perceptions of poor quality in training, difficulties in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, lack of opportunities for workplace learning, inadequate delivery methodologies, sometimes profound cultural incompatibilities and resourcing issues as barriers to successful...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning

Keywords: VET in schools; VET for secondary students; Curriculum; Educational policy; Work based learning; Secondary school; Institutional role; Practitioners

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: Shannon Research Press, 2005

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 5

Journal date: June 2005

Pages: pp. 89-104

Date: 2004

Place: Adelaide, South Australia

ISSN: 1443-1475

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.781

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