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AVETRA 1999 Conference
RMIT, Melbourne 11 – 12 February

Keynote Address

Terri Seddon
Advancing VET Research: Dilemmas and Directions

Membership Forum AVETRA 1999

Peter Kell
Abstracts and Papers

Katrina Ball and Stephen Lamb
Senior secondary curriculum choice and entry into post-secondary vocational education
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Llandis Barratt-Pugh
The measurement of learning conversations: The illusion of the absolute obscures meaning
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Mary A Barrett
Women, business and VET: Furthering a diverse research agenda
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Phil Basset
An analysis of ways in which VET teacher training, recognition and ongoing performance appraisal can benchmark against related industry training standards
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David Beckett, Peteris Darzins and Jenny Gough
Ageing well: Negotiating research in aged care facilities
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Barbara Bloch and Lisa Hoggard
Researching by VET for VET: A stocktake / lessons learnt
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Victor Boulos and Jeannette Roberts
The “Third Way” of integrating equity perspectives into VET: What do you expect?
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Helen Bound and Christine Owen
Industry learning: Towards a framework for future research
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Mike Brown
What is missing from innovative practice in VET?
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Tony Brown
Learning on the job: Researching workplace restructuring
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Elizabeth Buckingham
Recruiting for renewal? Social controls and spaces in the apprenticeship to mathematics
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Elaine Butler
‘Don’t be too polite, girls!’ A report on a critical literature review of women, work and VET
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Len Cairns
Quality and diversity in VET research: The capability perspective
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S. Choy, R Pearce and J. Blakeley
Professional development provisions for teachers/trainers in the vocational education and training sector: An overview
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Berwyn Clayton
Joining the dots: Making the connections between VET research and VET practitioners
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Ian Cornford
The relationship between academics and other practitioners in VET
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Cathy Down and Paul Hager
Making judgements: Practical strategies from research outcomes
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Terry Evans and Peter Smith
Research on flexible learning / delivery: Understanding terms
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Val Evans
A research journey
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Ian Falk
Key VET issues for research in regional Australia
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Ian Fegent
The use of self-access materials in vocational education and training
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Gail FitzSimons
A hiatus in VET research: The case of mathematics
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Jennifer Gibb
The impact of the implementation of quality systems on the classroom
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Dr Richard Guy
Work-related skilling in primary and secondary schools in Papua New Guinea
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Paul Hager and David Beckett
Making judgements as the basis of workplace learning: Preliminary research findings
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Graeme Harper
Who’s listening, who cares
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Dr Roger Harris
Quality vocational education and training: Where does staff development fit?
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Stewart Hase
Capability and vocational education and training
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Pauline James and Dianne Mulcahy
Issues of rigour in qualitative research: A constructivist approach to the evaluation of competency-based training
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Trish James
Student readiness to learn via the Internet
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Sue Kilpatrick and Suzanne Crowley
Learning in small business
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Ann MacCann
Workshop: Evaluation of flexible learning materials
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Leo Maglen and Sonnie Hopkins
The place of vocational education and training strategy within the overall planning framework of government: Implications for research
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Philemon Mahlangu
Quality and diversity in higher education: A South African perspective
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Margaret Malloch
Future paths and challenges for quality and diversity in vocational education and training
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John McIntyre
Centring VET research: Exploring the role of research centres in quality and diversity
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John McIntyre
Quality in equity research: The case for locality analysis
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Phillip McKenzie
Research on the economics of VET: The CEET research programs
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Phillip McKenzie
What difference does a research centre make?
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Josie Misko
Different modes of delivery: Module outcomes and student perspectives
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Jenny Nevard
Working on curriculum recommendations for women leaders and managers, 2010
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Jenny Newcombe
If our current VET agenda is the answer, what is the problem?
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Jenny Newcombe
The professional status of teacher and tutors, including permanency and career paths
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Oanh Phan
Longitudinal study of outcomes of VET training courses
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Vivienne Price
Seeking the geek girls: Exploring women’s and girls’ perceptions of information technology
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Terri Seddon
Advancing VET research: Dilemmas, deviations and directions
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Michele Simons, Roger Harris and John Bone
Workplace mentors in business environments: What do they do?
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Michele Simons, Roger Harris
Quality vocational education and training: What role does staff development play?
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Andy Smith
New management practices and enterprise training
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Erica Smith and Doug Hill
When one survey is not enough: The use of the Delphi approach in VET research
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Peter Smith
Research informing practice: Instructional design for workplace learning
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David Snewin
Internet delivery for VET sector students at the University of South Australia
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Carmel Spark
What’s happening with VET in senior secondary schools?
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Maret Staron
Matching research methodologies to organisational experiences
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Jon Toms, Ian Falk and Sue Kilpatrick
The value of vocational education and training in a non-metropolitan community
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Kylie Twyford
Research as a means of informing policy and practice
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Kylie Twyford and Trish James
Supporting students in a flexible learning environment: Can it be managed better?
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Louise Watson
Lifelong learning: A national policy research network on post-compulsory education and training
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Regine Wegner and Merilyn Childs
A Town Like Alice: Work-based degrees as social, community and organisational research
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Regine Wegner, Merilyn Childs, Peter Waterhouse and Robyn Sefton
Workshop on research methods in VET
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Betty Weiler and Alice Crabtree
Ecotour guide performance: Findings and implications of a study assessing workplace competence
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Karen Whittingham and Ian Forsyth
Emerging technology enterprises from prototype to practice: Research on training needs
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