ERIC Number: ED411402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Commercialisation and Flexible Delivery: Access in Vocational Education and Training.
Jakupec, Viktor; McTaggart, Robin
This book examines flexible delivery of vocational education and training in Australia's technical and further education (TAFE) sector. Discussed in chapter 1 are issues in the invention and implementation of flexible delivery with general reference to Victoria's TAFE sector, vocational education and training, and selected precursors of flexible delivery. Chapter 2 reports a case study of off-campus teaching at six TAFE colleges that were selected to include a mix of small, medium, and large urban and rural institutions and a mix of styles of managing flexible delivery (management by dedicated off-campus centers, individual teaching departments with academic responsibility for particular courses/modules, or a combination of dedicated center- and department-based management). The findings regarding student support services, administrative services, open learning and off-campus services, course production and development, off-campus centers and departments, institutional and cross-college arrangements, teachers and modes of instruction, and use of technology that are presented in chapter 2 provide empirical evidence that implementation of flexible delivery is not living up to its promises of equity and openness. Chapter 3, "Off-Campus Study Meets Entrepreneurialism," considers global issues shaping the organization and practice of flexible delivery. The book contains a 59-item annotated bibliography and 66 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Entrepreneurship, Equal Education, Extension Education, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Models, Off Campus Facilities, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
Deakin Centre for Education and Change, Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Geelong 3217, Victoria, Australia ($15 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Geelong (Australia). Centre for Education and Change.