Robin Ryan

Briefing paper

How VET responds: a historical policy approach

This document is an analysis of how policy has interacted with vocational education and training (VET) in Australia, with a particular focus on the period since the 1980s. It is accompanied by a timeline which sets out key policy documents that shaped the development of...

Lessons and challenges: vocational education in schools – research overview

Kate Barnett and Robin Ryan provide a stocktake of issues and activities in vocational education and training in schools through the perspectives of the published literature and policy documentation between 1997 and 2003. They identify progress made and conclude that vocational programs in schools are...