ERIC Number: ED426180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Reading the Market. A Review of Literature on the Vocational Education and Training Market in Australia.
This report presents the results of a review of policy and research literature that focused on the following: the vocational education and training (VET) market in Australia; the role of the concept of a training market in government policy on VET in Australia; the effect of economic rationalism and corporate managerialism on VET policy and practice; and development of the policy framework and administrative infrastructure of Australia's training market since its inception. Presented first are an executive summary, introduction, and overview of the report's structure. Chapter 3 discusses the context of Australia's training market, and chapter 4 is an overview of training market reform and the associated literature. The concept, policy objectives, structure, and operation of Australia's training market are examined in chapter 5. Selected macro, micro, and emerging policy issues, including who should pay for training, the relationship between the training and labor markets, and access and equity, are explored in chapter 6. Chapter 7 is a critical evaluation of the literature and research questions. Chapters 8 and 9, which together constitute approximately 50% of the report, contain a list and lengthy annotations of the 53 research and policy documents reviewed in depth. Chapter 10 contains 19 additional references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Demand, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Australia 3168.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.