The paper is a narrative account of, arguably, Australia's first national report on vocational education. Through detailed narrative and discussion it attempts to restore some of the historical power of the Wright Report by arguing that in its inertia lay its legacy: the failure of the federal government to act on the report's recommendations bequeathed to the vocational education and training sector a restrictive system of apprenticeship training which was not tackled comprehensively until the 1990s with the introduction of the Australian Vocational Training System and the National Training Reform Agenda (NTRA). To reveal this organising theme the paper is divided into four sections. The first section considers in more detail the political, economic and industrial context which gave rise to the report. The second and third sections examine the origin of the report, its work and its outcomes. The fourth section concludes with a discussion of the report & its legacy to the new millennium.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||History of Education Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|