ERIC Number: ED364763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Some Current Research Issues. Papers Presented at the TAFE Senior Executives' Conference (October 8, 1993).
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
These five papers prepared for the annual Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Senior Executives' Conference emphasize policy implications. "Does Research Influence Policy?" (W. Hall) makes the point that some important policy decisions have been taken on nonexistent or flimsy research evidence. The next four papers are research summaries that deal with research completed, current research, and research needed in four areas. Policy implications are given and a list of references is provided. "School/TAFE Interface" (W. Hall) focuses on school/TAFE cooperation research and reports a plethora of reports, a great deal of opinion, and completed research, some of which has policy implications. "Current Research Issues in Competency-Based Assessment" (P. Thomson) addresses two issues where advocates may be most vulnerable: (1) the relationship between competency-based assessment and learning; and (2) assessors, assessor training, and recognition of prior learning. "Flexible Delivery" (D. Lundberg) proposes that education and training policy on flexible delivery should relate to fundamental research on learning or cognitive styles and applied research and development on techniques. "Non-TAFE or Private Providers" (D. Lundberg) suggests areas in which further work might be useful to inform policy development and implementation: types of courses provided to what types of students by what types of providers; operational arrangements of private providers; and quality assurance arrangements for vocational education. (YLB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Competency Based Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Open Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Student Evaluation, Technical Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd., 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).