ERIC Number: ED423370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic Impact of Vocational Education and Training. Working Paper No. 9.
Smith, Chris Selby; Ferrier, Fran
In December 1995, the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) of Monash University in Victoria, Australia, conducted a 2-day conference on the economic impact of vocational education and training (VET). The following topics were among those discussed in the conference papers: the major changes that have been occurring in the size, structure, and objectives of education in Australia; the international context for VET (as perceived by an expert from North America, Professor Grubb, and an expert from Europe, Dr. Bertrand); structural change in Australian industry and its implications for VET; the lack of a national approach to VET in Australia; the structure, size, composition, and balance of the VET system in Australia following the training market reforms of the Keating government; effects of different forms of postschool education on the earnings of full-time employees; recent and continuing research on VET in which the CEET is involved; the need for and a framework for an international, global perspective on work and training; skills required by small high-tech exporters; VET at the enterprise level; current issues in VET in the United States at the secondary and postsecondary levels; competency-based training in Australia; and the link between VET and industrial relations. (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Conferences, Corporate Education, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, International Educational Exchange, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: North America