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Employees, Federal state relationship, Skilled workers, TAFE, Training, Vocational education, Managerialism
This study seeks to establish that policy in vocational education has oscillated between two poles. At one, vocational education is seen largely as an adjunct to economic development and the primary concern of the sector is to meet the needs of industry rather than of students. At the other, vocational education is seen as primarily student centred, encompassing goals of individual self-development and the creation of a more equitable society. In practice both these perspectives are present at any time, and both may be almost equally emphasised in VET policy and rhetoric.
Ryan, R. (2002, April 01). Building a national vocational education and training system. Shannon Research Press. https://research.acer.edu.au/saier/1
Copyright Robin Ryan, 2002
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Shannon Research Press