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ERIC Number: EJ810264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Secondary School Students' Perceptions of, and the Factors Influencing Their Decision-Making in Relation to, VET in Schools
Dalley-Trim, Leanne; Alloway, Nola; Walker, Karen
Australian Educational Researcher, v35 n2 p55-69 Aug 2008
This paper addresses the issue of Vocational Education and Training in Schools--an issue that has recently attracted significant political attention particularly in light of current national skills shortage in Australia. Specifically, it investigates secondary school students' perceptions of VET in Schools [VETiS]. It also explores the factors influencing their decision-making in relation to VETiS--that is, why one might choose, or choose not, to enrol in a VETiS course of study. In view of the findings presented, the paper argues that VET, and more particularly VETiS, is experiencing an "image problem"--one underscored by the need for curriculum design and delivery reform--and suggests that there is much work still to be done on the VET agenda. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia