ERIC Number: ED419991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Three Strings to the Bow: Research Priorities for NSW.
McDonald, Rod; Hawke, Geof
A three-part strategy for research in vocational education and training (VET) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, was proposed. The strategy was developed after a review of current key documents, initial consultations with key stakeholders and NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training officers, discussions with focus groups of users of VET research, and circulation of a discussion paper to VET stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The strategy's elements were as follows: a framework (broad set of principles) within which research and development within the VET sector can be developed and maintained; specific proposals for priority areas for research activity; and specific proposals for processes that the NSW Board of Vocational Education could adopt to strengthen the quality, amount, and usefulness of research. It was recommended that research in VET adopt the model of best practice in industry and that priority be given to research on the following topics: future scenarios and implications for VET planning; delivery of VET; reflection of the rhetoric of training reform in practice; the role of industry in VET policy and practice; and better data to help in training reform. (Appended are the following: definitions, description of the study methodology, and list of organizations providing input to the project.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ.-Sydney, Broadway (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia