As one of the enduring features of the vocational education and training sector, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research clearly plays an important role. This paper draws upon analysts using French philosopher Michel Foucault’s theoretical approach to policy analysis to identify some of the reasons for NCVER’s stability and prosperity in a sector characterised by constant administrative reform. Through questioning the emergence and usage of the word ‘independent’ and its derivatives in the company’s annual reports, insights can be gained into NCVER’s role in lubricating intergovernmental relationships and the production of the Australian National Training System.
|Title of host publication||21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'|
|Subtitle of host publication||Refereed Papers|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide, Australia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' (NCVER 2012 21st) - Adeaide, SA, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 11 Jul 2012 → 13 Jul 2012
Conference number: 2012 (21st)
|Conference||National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' (NCVER 2012 21st)|
|Period||11/07/12 → 13/07/12|
Zoellner, D. (2013). Productively Independent: Three Decades of National Research Capacity. In T. Griffin (Ed.), 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills': Refereed Papers (pp. 114-119). Adelaide, Australia: NCVER.