This special edition of the International Journal of Training Research brings together contributions from Australian, Swedish and Danish Vocational Education and Training (VET) researchers who have engaged in research projects related to 'Conflicting interests, tensions and contradictions in VET and adult education reform: An international perspective'. The special issue is based on an ongoing collaboration between researchers from Australia, Denmark and Sweden and addresses recent changes in VET policy and practice in the three countries. The contributions are part of individual research projects aimed at identifying trends and commonalities in the particular policy frameworks in each country. The collaboration that has resulted in the publication of this special issue first started in 2008 when a number of Australian and Swedish researchers met in Gothenburg. Since then the group has expanded to include other researchers with similar interests. The research was first presented in 2010 at the Australian Association for Research in Education conference in Melbourne in the symposium Shaping new forms of vocational education & training in Sweden and Australia and further developed in 2011 at the meeting with the European Education Research Association in Berlin in the symposium Looking into the mirror: International alignments and differences in Australian, Finnish and Swedish VET.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Training Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|