Industry school partnerships: Boundary crossing to enable school to work transitions
Flynn, Matthew C., Pillay, Hitendra K., & Watters, James J. (2016) Industry school partnerships: Boundary crossing to enable school to work transitions. Journal of Education and Work, 29(3), pp. 309-331.
Industry-school partnerships (ISPs) are increasingly being recognised as a new way of providing vocational education opportunities. However, there is limited research investigating their impact on school to work transitions. This paper reports on a government-led ISP, the Gateway to Industry Schools Program, established in Queensland, Australia. Central to this initiative is the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), a lead organisation for 28 schools and 17 multi-national sponsor companies. This research adopted a qualitative case study methodology and draws upon boundary crossing theory as means to understand a Minerals and Energy ISP. We distinguish four types of boundary crossing mechanisms, which align with principles for effectiveness in ISPs. The main findings were that boundary crossing mechanisms assist ISPs to develop industry-based contextualised curriculum and to prepare school students for employment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||boundary crossing, partnership, school to work transition, education, industry|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of Education and Work, 23 July 2014, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13639080.2014.934789|
|Deposited On:||08 Nov 2013 00:44|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2016 21:18|
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