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Curriculum connections : lessons from post-compulsory vocational education and training

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by L Parry, Roberta HarreveldRoberta Harreveld, Patrick DanaherPatrick Danaher
This chapter explores curriculum's capacity to create educational connections by interrogating a previously marginalized field of education provision and research: post-compulsory vocational education and training, incorporating senior secondary schooling, Technical and Further Education Colleges and their non-Australian equivalents, and private providers. Framed by selected concepts from contemporary curriculum theorising, the chapter draws on evidence presented in the recent issues of VOCAL: The Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools. Specifically, the authors argue that post-compulsory vocational education and training provides several examples of curriculum creating powerful connections for young adult learners that must be understood against the backdrop of broader socio-economic trends, enacted locally, nationally, and globally. More broadly, this field makes a distinctive and important contribution to wider research endeavors, related to teaching and learning.

History

Editor

Abawi L; Conway JM; Henderson R

Start Page

137

End Page

150

Number of Pages

14

ISBN-13

9781617355509

Publisher

Information Age

Place of Publication

North Carolina

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Faculty of Education; James Cook University; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

21