A tango in VET: whose notion of 'TAFE teacher' leads?

Tyler, Mark A. (2011) A tango in VET: whose notion of 'TAFE teacher' leads? In: Beyond binaries in education research. Routledge Research in Education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, USA, pp. 89-99. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6


Some would suggest that when the pace of change quickens, increased are the pressures on individuals to enact different identities for different times. This appears the case for Technical and Further Education (TAFE) teachers in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector within Australia. The impact of neo liberalism on this sector has produced the new vocational discourse that positions TAFE teachers as certain kinds of teachers enacting particular teaching and curriculum within an education market. This chapter explores how the new vocational discourse and reactions to it, have created a binary between itself and TAFE teachers’ notions of themselves and their teaching.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 7. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 04:49
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 01:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: VET, TAFE, teacher, discourse, critical spirit, new vocationalism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18783

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