VET Teachers and Trainers

Kevin Orr

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Vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers are often overlooked in policy and research, so in response this chapter reviews international literature to analyze their position and role. Although national VET systems vary greatly, there are common themes for teachers and trainers that emerge from this international review, which include the experience of change in those systems and the experience of weak social status. This chapter argues that the position and role of VET staff are best understood in how they relate to society and to the economy and how those relationships determine their professional autonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Handbook of Vocational Education and Training
EditorsDavid Guile, Lorna Unwin
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781119098614, 9781119098713, 9781119098720
ISBN (Print)9781119098591, 9781119098638
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameWiley Handbooks in Education
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons


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