Vocational institutions, undergraduate degrees: distinction or inequality

Vocational institutions, undergraduate degrees: distinction or inequality

This project aims to identify effects on equity of broadening participation to undergraduate degrees through the recent expansion of higher education in vocational institutions and understand the effects of these degrees on enabling the higher education system to respond to the global drivers for social and economic restructuring through new forms of distinction. The intended outcomes will provide policy relevant knowledge for institutions, States and national government about the effects of this expansion on creating opportunities for more equity groups to obtain degrees and for the higher education system to better drive national innovation and economic restructuring in ways that give fairer chance to all equity groups to participate.

PI and Co-PIs - International Collaborators

Sue Webb – Monash University

Shaun Rawolle – Deakin University

Steven Hodge – Griffith University

Trevor Gale – University of Glasgow

Anne-Marie Bathmaker – Birmingham University


Start and End Date

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019


Funder and Funding Amount

Australian Research Council, $396,500


Related Publications

Articles

Webb, S., Bathmaker, A., Gale, T., Hodge, S., Parker, S. & Rawolle, S. (2017) Higher vocational education and social mobility: educational participation in Australia and England. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 69(1), pp. 147-167.

Conference papers

Parker, S., Knight, E., Gale, T. & Webb, S. (2019) Higher Vocational Education Students’ Archives of Experience and Accessing College-Based Degrees BERA

Parker, S., Knight, E., Gale, T. & Webb, S. (2019) The Role of Students’ Archives of Experience in Selecting Higher Vocational Education ECER

Parker, S., Knight, E., Gale, T. & Webb, S. (2019) “You just do what you want to do”: Archives of experience and selecting higher vocational education in Australia JVET

Parker, S., Knight, E., Gale, T. & Webb, S. (2019) Title TBA NCVER

Hodge, S., Rawolle, S., Webb, S., Bathmaker, A. and Gale, T. (2016) What does VET bring to higher education that is distinctive?, in AVETRA 2016 : Proceedings of the 19th Annual Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Crows Nest, N.S.W., pp. 1-13

Webb, S., Knight, E., Bathmaker, A., Gale, T., Hodge, S. & Rawolle, S. 2017 What does higher vocational education bring to higher education that is distinctive?., in SRHE 2017, Annual Research Conference, SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, Wales.

Webb, S., Hodge, S., Bathmaker, A., Gale, T., Rawolle, S., & Knight, E. 2017 What does higher vocational education bring to higher education that is distinctive?, Higher vocational education, pathways and social inequality: implications for research and policy. JVET The 3rd International Pathways Collaborative Symposium held on 6 July 2017.

Webb, S., Hodge, S., Bathmaker, A., Gale, T. & Rawolle, S., 2017, Building a community of practice for research impact on the VET-HE borderland., in AVETRA 2017 : Proceedings of the 20th Annual Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Conference, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Melbourne, Victoria.


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