Exclusionary narratives as barriers to the recognition of qualifications, skills and experience - a case of skilled migrants in Australia

Wagner, R and Childs, M 2006, 'Exclusionary narratives as barriers to the recognition of qualifications, skills and experience - a case of skilled migrants in Australia', Studies in continuing education, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 49-62.


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Title Exclusionary narratives as barriers to the recognition of qualifications, skills and experience - a case of skilled migrants in Australia
Author(s) Wagner, R
Childs, M
Year 2006
Journal name Studies in continuing education
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 62
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The paper reports on research conducted in Australia with (i) skilled migrants, (ii) public-sector recruiters, and (iii) skilled migrant placement officers (SMPOs), who assisted migrants into employment. Their stories were collected as part of a project, intent on improving recognition processes in higher education and employment by piloting a professional development program. The reported experiences underpin exclusionary narratives that prevent skills recognition and employment commensurate with qualifications and experience. The unsatisfactory nature of formal and informal recognition processes and their relationship to 'subterranean' forms of racism is explored.
Subject Technical, Further and Workplace Education
DOI - identifier 10.1080/01580370500525707
ISSN 0158-037X
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