Date of Award

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Tony Fetherston

Second Advisor

Bill Louden

Third Advisor

Quentin Beresford

Abstract

Reform has been a feature of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system for more than a decade. The Portfolio tracks the theme of reform through the sub-themes of e-education and globalisation, considering each as a set of changing hegemonic discourses that have redefined VET over the intervening years. Into this mix it is speculated a third sub-theme, that of social capital development, is now emerging. The new social paradigm however is likely to create new uncertainties and expectations in a system that struggles to cope with existing reforms.

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