Location

Hong Kong Conventional & Exhibition Centre

Source Publication

IVETA 2000 Conference Proceedings

Description

This paper deals with the challenges for vocational education and training administrators in the Northern Territory of Australia to respond to calls for action to address apparently opposing needs and forces. Issues considered include the incongruity of development theory and globalisation theory in the context of the Australian outback; the provision of effective training and employment programs to a largely traditional Indigenous population in remote Northern Territory communities; the clash between strategic planning in governmental and organisational contexts and the transmitted Indigenous world picture; the ambiguity of training for employment or the establishment of an enterprise culture in the remote Australian Indigenous context.

Document Type

Conference Paper

 
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Thirsty horses and public waterholes

Hong Kong Conventional & Exhibition Centre

This paper deals with the challenges for vocational education and training administrators in the Northern Territory of Australia to respond to calls for action to address apparently opposing needs and forces. Issues considered include the incongruity of development theory and globalisation theory in the context of the Australian outback; the provision of effective training and employment programs to a largely traditional Indigenous population in remote Northern Territory communities; the clash between strategic planning in governmental and organisational contexts and the transmitted Indigenous world picture; the ambiguity of training for employment or the establishment of an enterprise culture in the remote Australian Indigenous context.