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Young people, education and hope: Bringing VET in from the margins


te Riele, K and Crump, S, Young people, education and hope: Bringing VET in from the margins, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 6, (3) pp. 251-266. ISSN 1360-3116 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1080/13603110210124366


Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays an important role in the reshaping of upper secondary school curriculum. Retention to the end of secondary education in Australia went from 35% in 1980 to 72% in 2000. This increase caused major problems for the senior school curriculum which historically prepared students for university entrance but now has to serve multiple purposes. While the purposes of VET suit different groups, our interest is those students alienated from, reluctant to complete, or attempting re-entry into senior secondary education. Our objective is to understand policy reforms in this area, in order to assist stopping the spiral of disadvantage in which these young people are caught. We shall argue that VET has the potential to re-engage young people with education. With the labour market becoming more knowledge-based, such re-engagement becomes increasingly important. We ask to what extent is the post-compulsory curriculum serving student and family ambitions for employment in a way that is equitable and inclusive?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:te Riele, K (Professor Kitty te Riele)
ID Code:113096
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2016-12-12
Last Modified:2017-04-20

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