ERIC Number: ED361833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Competencies: The Competencies Debate in Australian Education and Training.
Collins, Cherry, Ed.
Competencies are the focal concept in the world of education and training in Australia at this moment in 1993. This book is a collection of papers and has three purposes. First, it aims to provide basic information about education and training. Second, the book aims to explore something of what competency-based education and training looks like in 1993 below the stratosphere of national policy. The third aim of the book is to set out some of the issues which need to be debated by educators and the community. The first of five sections, "Policy Formation," contains three papers: "Workplace Imperatives for Education and Competence" (Laurie Carmichael); "Key Competencies--Uncovering the Bridge between General and Vocational" (Ann Borthwick); and "Reform of Australian Vocational Education and Training: A Competency-Based System" (Lorraine Wheeler). Section 2, "Key Competencies," contains three papers: "Linking Key Competencies and the National Curriculum Agenda," (Rob Randall); "Key Competencies and Schooling in South Australia" (Jim Dellit); and "Training Reform and Key Competencies" (Colin Ducker). Section 3, "Competency-Based Vocational Education and Training," contains two papers: "Queuing for TAFE not INXS: Vocational Education and Training in the Nineties" (Susan Holland); and "Competency-Based Training in TAFE: Rhetoric and Reality" (Bert Beevers). Section 4, "Defining Professional Work," contains three papers: "National Competency Standards for the Teaching Profession: A Chance to Define the Future of Schooling or a Re-affirmation of the Past?" (Sharan Burrow); "Competency-Based Standards in the Professions and Higher-Education: A Holistic Approach" (Barbara Preston and Jim Waller); and "Areas of Competence for Teachers--The NSW (New South Wales) Scene" (Christine Deer). Section 5, "Critique," contains three papers: "The Psychology of Competency-Based Education" (Gordon Stanley); "Competence: A Game of Smoke and Mirrors?" (Nancy Jackson); and "Is There a Need to Redress the Balance between Systems Goals and Lifeworld-Oriented Goals in Public Education in Australia?" (Victor Soucek). (Contains 292 references.) (RR)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Evaluation, Training, Vocational Education
Australian College of Education, P.O. Box 323, Curtin, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Australia.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Curtin.
Identifiers - Location: Australia