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ERIC Number: ED434256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-441-7
Entry-Level Training. Review of Research.
Lundberg, David
Existing research on vocational education and training (VET) for entry-level employment in Australia was reviewed. According to the review, research on entry-level VET has enhanced knowledge related to the following: competence requiring knowledge and understanding as well as performance; graded standards-based assessment; problems of policy implementation; and unforeseen consequences or practical limitations of existing policies. The following areas were identified as requiring strategic policy-relevant research: reasons for the decline in apparent retention to year 12 since 1993; reasons for the decline in provision of apprenticeship opportunities and in the educational profile of students enrolling in apprenticeship programs; relationship between employers' and trainees' participation in work-based training arrangements and incentives (including training wages and subsidies); learning processes associated with achieving competence; further work on graded standards-based assessment; and factors affecting transfer of knowledge and skill. The following types of data were deemed necessary in the interests of more soundly based policymaking: regularly collected (preferably annually) data on the employment, educational, and training activities of young people in the first 5 years out from compulsory schooling; data on private providers of entry-level training; and equity data on all groups of disadvantaged participants in entry-level training. (Contains 122 references.) (MN)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. E-mail:; Web site: .
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia