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Post-School Education Review, vol 1, issue 2, December 2014

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Education Policy Consortium (EPC) and Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


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In this issue the articles cover reflections about formal professional qualifications for adult educators and the difficulties relating to how these might be conceptualised, the question of the diversity, shape and size of what might be appropriate for the post-school education and training sector and the conundrum about the lack of learning opportunities relative to the large number of potential learners outside the system. Other articles concern about industrial policy and its meaning for the manufacturing economy in relation to widening the remit of the skills acquisition strategy and a critique of aspects of the skills policy by reference to the issue of 'skills shortage'. In this issue we have also embarked on the process of providing brief book reviews not at all in the staid mode of academic peer review for accredited journals but largely as way to encourage the reading of texts shedding light on the issues that are signalled in the text rather than in the style of a critique of the book's attributes its content, style, efficacy for purpose, scholarly attributes, argumentation and other characteristics.

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