The ethics of TVET policy and practice: Issues of access and quality

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Title The ethics of TVET policy and practice: Issues of access and quality
Author Bagnall, Richard Gordon
Book Title International handbook of education for the changing world of work: Bridging academic and vocational learning
Editor R. Maclean & D. N. Wilson
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Abstract Much research, deliberation, policy and programming in TVET is concerned with issues of an ethical nature. We ask, for example, whether the access that women and girls have to TVET opportunities is equal to that of men and boys. We ask whether the quality of the TVET experience of students in rural and remote areas is equivalent to that of students in the towns and cities. We ask whether the quality of the learning in TVET is the same for persons with disabilities as it is for those of more standard ability. We ask whether vocational learning outcomes achieved through non-formal education give access to vocational qualifications and to work equivalent to that from study in more formal TVET courses. We ask whether TVET is preparing students to work in a manner that properly respects the interests of others. And if the answer to any of these and other such questions is not 'yes', then we ask why and what can and should we do about it. All of these questions—and the myriad others like them—are questions of ethics and are the focus of this chapter.
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Volume 5
Chapter Number 12.7
Page from 2163
Page to 2176
ISBN 978-1-4020-5280-4
Date Accessioned 2010-03-05
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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