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Change management in TVET colleges: Lessons learnt from the field of practice

Published Date: June 22, 2016

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240 x 168 mm
978-1-928331-33-9

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The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college environment is marked by increasingly stark juxtapositions between what needs to be achieved in the post-school education sector and the increasing difficulty of current conditions. The ‘triple challenge’ of poverty, inequality and unemployment weighs heavily on the social, political and economic fabric of the country and expectations are high that the TVET colleges can make a pivotal contribution to counter these challenges. Despite laudable increases in TVET enrolment, the education system needs to work harder to accommodate the weight of demand for post school further education and training (FET) band qualifications from young people not in education, employment or training. At the same time, it is vital to secure adequate quality in TVET programmes which depend so much on the competence and commitment of college lecturers. This collection offers a set of research papers that provide new analytic and empirical material on:

• The political economy of TVET types in different countries which, by comparison, illuminate the South African case;

• A periodisation of government interventions in the TVET sector over the last three decades;

• The unsettled state and status of TVET lecturers in relation to their job requirements and conditions of service;

• The halting evolution of collegial relationships between college lecturers towards higher collegiality;

• Employer expectations of college graduates and how colleges are responding; and

• An analysis of the outcomes of a college improvement intervention in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape.

This book will offer valuable information and insights for decision-makers as well as analysts of institutional change concerning links between education and economic growth, with particular regard to TVET graduates’ employment rates.


CONTENTS

Acronyms and abbreviations ……………………………………………………………………………………. iv

Introduction: Perspectives on programmes, projects and policies in the TVET colleges

Andrew Paterson ………………………………………………………………………………………..vii

CHAPTER 1

Three decades of restructuring in further education colleges: Divergent outcomes across differing global vocational education and training systems

André Kraak ……………………………………………………………………………………………….1

CHAPTER 2

Unfinished business: Managing the transformation of further education and training colleges

Anthony Gewer …………………………………………………………………………………………. 23

CHAPTER 3

Throwing good money after bad: Barriers South African vocational teachers experience in becoming competent educators

Ronel Blom ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 47

CHAPTER 4

A climate for change? Vertical and horizontal collegial relations in TVET colleges

Volker Wedekind and Zanele Buthelezi ………………………………………………………… 64

CHAPTER 5

Preparing TVET college graduates for the workplace: Employers’ views

Joy Papier, Seamus Needham, Nigel Prinsloo and Timothy McBride …………….. 83

CHAPTER 6

What will it take to turn TVET colleges around? Evaluation of a large-scale college improvement programme

Carmel Marock, Eleanor Hazell and Bina Akoobhai  …………………………………….103

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