Journal article

Understanding the nature of school partnerships with business in delivery of vocational programmes in schools in Australia

M KLATT, J Polesel, D Blake, K Starr

Journal of Education and Work | Carfax Publishing Ltd. | Published : 2017


This article seeks to provide a school perspective on the nature and quality of the partnerships which schools form with businesses in order to deliver work placements and workplace learning in Australia. It found that the ability of schools to engage with external partners depended on the ability of school leaders to define and communicate the role of VET within the school and its broader community. This dependence on individuals and leadership is vulnerable to changes in key personnel and the informality of some of the processes and relationships can lead to problems in monitoring, evaluating and replicating programmes. Our study shows that a balance is required between carefully documente..

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