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Don't blame Dawkins; Kangan laid the foundation for VET markets

Zoellner, Donald (2015). Don't blame Dawkins; Kangan laid the foundation for VET markets. In: AVETRA 18th Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, 8-10 April 2015.

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Author Zoellner, Donald
Title Don't blame Dawkins; Kangan laid the foundation for VET markets
Conference Name AVETRA 18th Annual Conference
Conference Location Melbourne, VIC
Conference Dates 8-10 April 2015
Conference Publication Title AVETRA 18th Annual Conference Proceedings : "Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice"
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Publication Year 2015
ISBN 978-0-9805275-3-7   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Standardisation serves an important role in supporting the establishment of markets that operate across multiple jurisdictions and was explicitly sanctioned in the 1974 Kangan review of Technical and Further Education. This paper traces the introduction and growth of standardisation in Australian vocational education and training through a discourse analysis of key policy documents. The benefits and limitations of standards-setting in increasingly contestable training markets are described. It will be argued that the ubiquitous acceptance of standards in multiple vocational education and training policies and processes now serves as a form of ‘cultural constraint’. After 40 years, the time is ripe for an exploration of alternative mechanisms that will better support the politically popular market-driven behaviour expected of the training sector.
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