Beyond states and markets: Centralised and decentralised networks in education

Year: 2003

Author: Seddon, Terri

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper develops an institutional analysis of teachers in vocational education and training. It considers the impact of neo-liberal reform and the consequences of marketisation in Victoria, Australia, and documents the way TAFE teachers are negotiating their work practices. The implications of these developments for TAFE teachers and the TAFE teaching workforce will be discussed in the context of the recent Ministerial statement which presents TAFE teachers as key knowledge workers in economic and social development.