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ERIC Number: ED524759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Organisational Innovations in the Integration of Learning and Earning: Professional Development, Curriculum, Student Outcomes and Teacher Education
Singh, Michael; Cui, Guihua; Harreveld, Bobby
Australian Teacher Education Association, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) (Albury, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2009)
This paper reports on a preliminary investigation into organisational innovations in Senior L/earning as these potentially relate to teachers' professional development, the curriculum and the outcomes for young adults. Specifically, this paper focuses on an investigation into organisational innovations in Senior L/earning in Queensland through a study of the "hub and spoke" model for institutionalising in Vocational Education and Training in (Senior Secondary) Schools (VETiS). "Organisational innovation" is conceptualised in terms of Bernstein's (1977) arguments regarding the isolation versus integration of education and production, that is the tension between dividing or combining school and work. The research process involves the collection and analysis of publicly available documents from the Queensland Mineral and Energy Academy (QMEA) and its schools. The analysis of evidence highlights teachers' professional learning, the positioning of vocational education and training in the curriculum and the key achievements for young adults from Senior L/earning. This paper explores the implications of these organisational innovations in school-based, work-integrated education and training for teacher education. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Identifiers - Location: Australia