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dc.contributor.authorGarrick, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:04:17Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:04:17Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-04-09T23:20:52Z
dc.identifier.issn03116999en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13384-011-0033-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44323
dc.description.abstractIn 2007 the Rudd Labor government in Australia introduced significant changes to education policy for the nation. The Skilling Australia's Future (Rudd et al. Skilling Australia for the future. Election 2007 policy document, 2007) policy was meant to redress a perceived failure by the previous Howard federal Liberal- National Coalition governments to fund and manage vocational skills training adequately. The Skilling Australia's Future policy established a number of areas for immediate action. This paper looks at one of these areas from the policy document, namely, the Rudd government's plan for addressing skills shortages (Rudd et al. 2007, pp. 4-9) through the establishment of Trade Training Centres in schools. The policy is analysed using Critical Discourse Analysis, featuring the semiotic concept of intertextuality. Findings from the application of this method suggest that Skilling Australia's Future (2007) belongs within a history of like-minded policy and, although a new direction is provided by the allocation of Trade Training Centres to selected high schools, the policy is not clearly separable from the market-driven discourse that has pervaded education policy since the 1990s.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom401en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto416en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Australian Educational Researcheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130213en_US
dc.titleThe crisis discourse of a wicked policy problem: vocational skills training in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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