ERIC Number: ED237695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Technology and the Department of TAFE. Dimensions, Options and Strategies. Occasional Papers.
Grosvenor, J. S.
These three papers outline the technological issues confronting the Department of Technical and Further Education (TAFE). The first paper describes the technological dimensions of the Department of TAFE. It establishes the role of technology within the department and the four avenues through which the department influences the technological future of South Australia: as a user of technology, as a developer of technology, as technological trainer and educator, and as a selective promoter of technologies. The second paper outlines local and international trends in industry, employment, and technological changes that provide cues for the department's response to technological change. The effect of technological change in TAFE is discussed in three contexts: the socioeconomic, the industrial structure of the work force, and the occupational structure of the work force. Special attention is given to approaches to vocational education and training. The third paper suggests ways in which an association between the Department of TAFE and the Ministry of Technology might profitably be forged. Major tasks confronting the department and relating to the ministry are outlined, after which some functional relationships between the two parties are proposed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National TAFE Clearinghouse, Adelaide (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia)