Transforming Social and Educational Governance: Trade Training Centres and the Transition to Social Investment Politics in Australia
Graduate studies at Western
British Journal of Educational Studies 57 (3):285 - 304 (2009)
|Abstract||Prior to its election to office in 2007, the Australian Labor Party announced a commitment to introduce Trade Training Centres (TTCs) into all Australian secondary schools as an initiative of its Education Revolution. TTCs were proposed as a key element of Federal Labor's education and training policy that aimed to manage future risks to Australia's competitiveness in the emerging global economy and to support school-to-employment transitions for young people. This analysis adopts a governmentality framework to conceptualise the Federal Government's introduction of TTCs alternatively as a key strategy for nationalising social investment politics in Australia. The paper draws on recent Australian policy documents to argue that TTCs are social technologies that work to open up social spaces in and around schools for governing relationships between schools and other community stakeholders, particularly businesses and families. The paper concludes by examining policy implications, including those of social justice, for promoting school community partnerships through TTCs.|
|Keywords||school industry partnerships Trade Training Centres globalisation education policy governmentality social investment educational governance|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Cushla Kapitzke & H. A. Y. Stephen (2011). School Education as Social and Economic Governance: Responsibilising Communities Through Industry-School Engagement. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (10):1103-1118.
Daphne Meadmore & Colin Symes (1997). Keeping Up Appearances: Uniform Policy for School Diversity? British Journal of Educational Studies 45 (2):174 - 186.
John A. Clark (2006). Social Justice, Education and Schooling: Some Philosophical Issues. British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (3):272 - 287.
Ronald B. Jacobson (2012). Rethinking School Bullying: Dominance, Identity and School Culture. Routledge.
Jane Mulderrig (2011). Manufacturing Consent: A Corpus-Based Critical Discourse Analysis of New Labour's Educational Governance. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (6):562-578.
Diane Reay (2006). The Zombie Stalking English Schools: Social Class and Educational Inequality. British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (3):288 - 307.
Patricia J. Arnold & Terrie C. Reeves (2006). International Trade and Health Policy: Implications of the GATS for US Healthcare Reform. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 63 (4):313 - 332.
Rosemary Deem (1996). The Future of Educational Research in the Context of the Social Sciences: A Special Case? British Journal of Educational Studies 44 (2):143 - 158.
Qi Wanxue & Tang Hanwei * (2004). The Social and Cultural Background of Contemporary Moral Education in China. Journal of Moral Education 33 (4):465-480.
Alan Cattell (1985). The Dudley Social Education Project. Journal of Moral Education 14 (3):177-182.
Linda J. Graham (2008). Child-Rearing Inc.: On the Perils of Political Paralysis Down Under. Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (6):739-746.
David Kirk (2001). Schooling Bodies Through Physical Education: Insights From Social Epistemology and Curriculum History. Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (6):475-487.
Stephen G. Peitchinis (1990). Government Spending and the Budget Deficit. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (7):591 - 594.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-05-29
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?