Transitions in senior phase learning [Editorial]

Harreveld, R. E. (Bobby) and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2006) Transitions in senior phase learning [Editorial]. VOCAL: The Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools, 6. pp. 6-9. ISSN 1445-5080

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Abstract

Throughout the world, practices and policies of technical training, career and vocational education are enacted in many and different types of senior secondary schooling environments. Within these differences, there are many similarities (European Commission, 2006). There is much to be learned through sharing the stories of senior phase education and training reform, the relationships among people involved, and the ways in which young people’s resilience may be fostered during the critical transition period from school-to-work and life in a civil society. Reform is occurring at system levels as well as in curriculum planning and pedagogical practices. Relationships among young people, their teachers, parents/guardians and employers are as important as they ever were. The resilience of students, school staff and systems to cope with ever changing challenges to education and training in a globalised knowledge economy is to be celebrated and cherished. This edition of VOCAL examines the issue of transitions in the senior phase of learning, from initial education to the world of work.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2008 02:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, further education and training, postcompulsory education, school, senior phase of schooling, transitions, vocational education and training
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1805

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