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ERIC Number: EJ944619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
VET Manager Identities: Culture, Philosophy and Professional Practice
Foley, Annette
International Journal of Training Research, v9 n3 p185-203 2011
Using a post-structural approach this article investigates the working lives of frontline managers in VET and how they negotiate change in their day to day practices and decision making. The article is organised around accounts made by managers from different types of Vocational Education and Training (VET) organisations, namely: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions, Group Training Organisations (GTO), Registered Training Organisations (RTO), RTO and Adult Community Education (ACE) joint organisations and stand alone ACE organisations. The data showed that most managers were experiencing change, albeit in different ways across their diverse VET organisations and roles. Managers were seen to understand and respond to the dis- courses of reform differently, depending on their organisational type, culture and philosophical beliefs, and according to their understandings of their professional role and status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia