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Arnold, Christine Helen; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Beaulieu, Jacqueline; Taylor-Cline, Jean-Claude – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This research explores links between tertiary education institutions and between tertiary education and the labour market as determinants of provincial and national transition patterns in Canada. The study consists of a provincial analysis that maps the typology of transition systems across Canada's devolved federated tertiary education structure.…
Descriptors: Classification, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Transitional Programs
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article argues that the current social settlement underpinning vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is fractured. The current settlement is low trust and consists of qualifications based on competency-based training models of curriculum and competitive markets. The result is narrow qualifications that do not prepare people for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Qualifications, Competency Based Education
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a "first generation" qualifications framework that was established in 1995. Its purpose was to create "a comprehensive, nationally consistent yet flexible framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training." It encompasses all post-compulsory…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper develops a social realist critique of competency-based training (CBT) by drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and the sociology of Basil Bernstein as complementary modes of analysis. CBT is the mandated model of curriculum in the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia. It results in an impoverished…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Competence