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A model for engaging and evaluating innovative cross-sectoral education reform : case studies from Queensland, Australia

Delaforce, Wayne H. & Robinson, Judi (2009) A model for engaging and evaluating innovative cross-sectoral education reform : case studies from Queensland, Australia. In Rauner, Felix (Ed.) Innovative Apprenticeships Promoting Successful School to Work Transitions, LIT-Verlag, Turin, Italy, pp. 131-136.

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Abstract

This paper will explore how a general education can contribute successfully to vocational outcomes using both Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Program Theory methodology. The paper will focus on the development aspects of ‘marrying’ vocational and general education including engagement processes, student, teacher, institute and employer preparation and the pathway possibilities that emerge. Successful cases presented include the: Healthy Futures program (pathways into the Health and Allied industries); Accounting Pathways program (simultaneously studying a general Accounting subject and a Certificate III vocational qualification); and Sustainable Sciences initiative (development of a vocational qualification that focuses on the emerging renewable energy industry and is linked to school science programs). The case studies have been selected because they are unique in character and application and can be used as a basis for future program development in other settings or curriculum areas.

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ID Code: 32953
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Engaged Scholarship, Action Research, Program Theory , Curriculum Integration,
ISBN: 9783643103673
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2010 08:21
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2010 08:21

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