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What are the lessons for TAFE from the Global Education Reform Movement?

What are the lessons for TAFE from the Global Education Reform Movement?

This is the first of two abbreviated articles that examine the outcomes from an international crusade to impose the discipline of the market on the provision of education. The results of the marketisation of schooling are the focus of this article, while the second questions if there are similar outcomes observed in the TAFE sector.
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Turning the ship around

Turning the ship around

This blog looks at the vocational education sector, reflecting on the worst of the scams and rorts; and the regulatory and policy agendas and poses the question - is it too late for the sector to change course?
A Sector with no Clothes

A Sector with no Clothes

A very different and humorous look at vocational education in Australia.
The rise and fall of Careers Australia

The rise and fall of Careers Australia

A brief examination of the meteoric rise of Careers Australia, and the implications for students, teachers and the vocational education sector.
For-profit education is a proven failure

For-profit education is a proven failure

There are few propositions on which agreement is more general than the proposition that education is crucial to the development of a prosperous community with a high standard of living.
A Commonwealth takeover of VET would destroy the public TAFE system

A Commonwealth takeover of VET would destroy the public TAFE system

A Commonwealth takeover of vocational education in Australia would see the ultimate triumph of the privatization agenda, and the destruction of the public TAFE system.