Education, work and economic renewal: an issues paper prepared for the Australian Education Union
AuthorBuchanan, John; Yu, Serena; MARGINSON, SIMON; Wheelahan, Leesa
PublisherWorkplace Research Centre, University of Sydney
AffiliationMelbourne Graduate School of Education, LH Martin Institute
CitationsBuchanan, J., Yu, S., Marginson, S., & Wheelahan, L. (2009). Education, work and economic renewal: an issues paper prepared for the Australian Education Union. Sydney: Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney.
Access StatusOpen Access
This paper has been commissioned by the Australian Education Union (AEU).
© 2009 Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney
Although education and work arrangements did not cause the economic down turn we are currently experiencing, policy in these areas will be pivotal in the recovery plan. Initiatives directed at economic renewal can simultaneously address deep seated education and labour problems. Prime among these are deteriorating job quality, imbalances represented by both ‘under education’ and ‘wasted skills’, as well as retarded productivity growth. (From Executive Summary)
Keywordseconomic aspects of education; job creation; Australia
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