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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.

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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 http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014357

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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