Productively Independent: Three Decades of National Research Capacity

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'
    Subtitle of host publicationRefereed Papers
    EditorsTabatha Griffin
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
    PublisherNCVER
    Pages114-119
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-922056-45-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventNational Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' (NCVER 2012 21st) - Adeaide, SA, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 11 Jul 201213 Jul 2012
    Conference number: 2012 (21st)

    Conference

    ConferenceNational Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' (NCVER 2012 21st)
    Abbreviated titleNCVER
    CountryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period11/07/1213/07/12

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    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). NCVER.