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ERIC Number: ED515950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 106
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9218-0964-4
How VET Responds: A Historical Policy Perspective. Occasional Paper
Ryan, Robin
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This essay considers the evolution of the vocational education and training (VET) system since European settlement, but focuses mainly on changes that have occurred over the last three decades. It discusses the underlying influences of key reforms, including the training reform agenda, which had as its main aim, the establishment of a national system. Also discussed are the programs and policy milestones that have shaped the VET landscape. The essay drew on work that compiled major policy developments since the 1980s, now converted into a timeline identifying significant documents published since 1969. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia