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ERIC Number: EJ717860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
"Re-Culturing" Students and Selling Futures: School-to-Work Policy in Ontario
Taylor, Alison
Journal of Education and Work, v18 n3 p321-340 Sep 2005
This paper situates recent school-to-work transition policy in Ontario, Canada, within the historical context of secondary school reform in the past 50 years. This understanding informs our analysis of interviews with representatives from government, business, organised labour, education and partnership brokers. Data suggest tensions between the rhetoric of corporatism and the reality of a market model, the rhetoric of enhancing opportunities for all students and the reality of lower graduation rates associated with new curriculum. We argue that these tensions reflect historical and continuing struggles around education and training and the adoption of neo-liberal policy approaches that decrease rather than enhance opportunities for non-college-bound students.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada