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- A road to success through TAFE: eight reasons for schools to re-evaluate the TAFE option
- Pitt, Heather
- Over the recent years there has been a strong emphasis on secondary schools preparing students for tertiary study, with many schools building their reputation on the number of students achieving a score which will gain them entry into a university course. Indeed, recent research indicates that securing a TAFE place is not regarded as a successful outcome of Year 12, either by secondary school students, or the community at large. This research explored the perceptions of TAFE held by eight young male post-VCE students undertaking the TAFE Associate Diploma of Business (Marketing) at a predominantly middle-class secondary school, which appears to contribute to these students' initial 'under-achievement' in TAFE, and encourages a perception that TAFE is best suited to tradesmen. This paper presents a case for revisiting the manner in which the TAFE option is presented to male secondary school students, especially those who attend middle-class schools and are not achieving at a level at which they believe they could or should. It provides an example of research that suggests changes for practice.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Proceeding of 'Changing practice through research: changing research through practice', the 7th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 06-08 December 1999, pp. 18-27
- Publication year
- Australia; Educational research; Equity; Post-compulsory education; Postcompulsory education; Secondary education; TAFE; Teaching and learning; Tertiary education; Vocational education and training
- Centre for Learning and Work Research, Griffith University
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- Copyright © 1999.
- Peer reviewed