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ERIC Number: ED455409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-710-6
The Changing Role of Staff Development for Teachers and Trainers in Vocational Education and Training.
Harris, Roger; Simons, Michele; Hill, Doug; Smith, Erica; Pearce, Ron; Blakeley, John; Choy, Sarojni; Snewin, David
The changing role of staff development for teachers and trainers in Australia's vocational education and training (VET) sector was examined. Data collection strategies were as follows: a preliminary analysis of VET staff development provision; a literature review of mainly Australian sources; a Delphi survey involving 31 key stakeholders in VET across Australia; telephone interviews with human resource personnel in a national stratified sample of 394 public and private registered training organizations; a survey of 686 teachers and trainers in those organizations; and analysis of 15 case studies of staff development in selected VET organizations and programs. The examination focused on the following aspects of the topic: characteristics of teachers/trainers in the VET sector; future policy challenges and VET teachers/trainers; current arrangements for staff development; VET teachers/trainers and their experiences of staff development; and good practice in staff development for VET teachers/trainers. The overall profile of VET staff was one of a very diversified work force. Very different patterns in the approaches of public and private VET providers to staff development were found. (Twenty-nine tables/figures are included. The bibliography contains 67 references. Appendices A-F feature a literature review; overview of current provision of staff development; Delphi study; telephone survey; questionnaire; and case studies.) (MN)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia. Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail:; Web site: (Cat no. 595; $33 Australian). For full text: (Main document) and (Appendixes C-F).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia