Interestingly, even though the political context has changed dramatically in nine years, and committees, Boards and Authorities have emerged with new names and roles, many of the curriculum decision making issues discussed in these papers are still highly relevant. The current "reform" movement has done little more than change the rules for curriculum writers, and has not necessarily addressed the issues which concern them.
These case studies were written by practising curriculum specialists, each involved in development, evaluation, policy and needs analysis, research and commentary. The papers speak of their own experiences and the issues which concerned them. The over-riding concern with the production of quality materials for quality learning in vocational education is apparent in all the papers in this collection, and have much to offer in the current environment of curriculum reductionism.
Faculty of Education
Curtin University of Technology January 1997
Foreword: Foreword to the series
Barry Fraser, Gil McDonald and Kerry Kennedy
Chapter 1: Introduction
Clare McBeath and Wendy Richards
Chapter 2: Case study approaches in TAFE curriculum research: Some reflections based on practice
Chapter 3: Traineeships: A case study in new curriculum design methodology
Chapter 4: User participation in curriculum materials development
Chapter 5: Developing a national curriculum for distance education
Chapter 6: Tourism: A TAFE study in cooperation
Chapter 7: Cooperative initiatives in off-campus development and delivery
Chapter 8: Privileged information: Evaluating a women's access course
Chapter 9: Retraining
and conflicting work styles
Please cite as: C. McBeath (Ed) (1988). Case studies in TAFE curriculum. Perth, WA: West Australian Social Science Education Consortium, Curtin University of Technology. http://www.clare-mcbeath.id.au/case-studies/
I would like to thank Professor Barry Fraser for his support and editorial assistance. The word processing was done by Barbara Batty and Chris Waters and my thanks go to them for their meticulous skill and great patience.
Faculty of Education
Curtin University of Technology
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