GIER Bright Sparks Seminar Series: Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teachers in Times of Rapid Change

GIER Bright Sparks Seminar Series: Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teachers in Times of Rapid Change

Dr Sonal Nakar presents the study: Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teachers in Times of Rapid Change.

This study was directed to developing an understanding of how Vocational education and training (VET) teachers in Australia experienced the ethical challenges raised by changes in the contemporary cultural context of their work in the sector. Four common dilemmas were identified. Each was seen as being created by tensions between what participants (intrinsically) understood that they should do in a particular situation and what they felt impelled to do by extrinsic imperatives or pressures from changed circumstances in VET. Three types of response were evident: standing by their intrinsic moral commitments, compromising those commitments and appealing for ethical training.


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