New learning networks and their invisible students : policy as simulation or the avoidance game?

Angwin, Jennifer 2004, New learning networks and their invisible students : policy as simulation or the avoidance game?, in AARE 2004 conference papers collection, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 8-8.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title New learning networks and their invisible students : policy as simulation or the avoidance game?
Author(s) Angwin, Jennifer
Conference name Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 28 Nov. - 2 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings AARE 2004 conference papers collection
Editor(s) Jeffrey, Peter L.
Publication date 2004
Start page 8
End page 8
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Within a climate of policy hysteria, it is often claimed that a 'preoccupation with performance' develops, focussing on individual success stories, resulting in 'fad-like waves of adoption and abandonment'. Within this increasing pace and intensity of reform, new networks are formed and new relationships developed, with key players taking on new forms of identity to morph into the constantly changing policy climate. Despite continued evidence of young people's pathways from school being more like mosaic than linear, new policy still seeks to define and limit the possible lines of flight and trajectories, closely managing the education and training of young people at risk. In Victoria, the major policy initiative has involved the establishment of LLENs, the local all purpose solution to young people who might not be sticking to the linear policy pathway. So are we involved in 'an avoidance game', filling up the post compulsory policy space with more and more policies, which in fact seek to continue to regulate and constrain young people, rather than supporting them? This paper interrogates the policies and practices which have created the learning networks, of the SGR LLEN through policy analysis and case studies.
ISSN 1324-9339
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL

Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 305 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 21 Oct 2008, 14:21:46 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact