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Title: Creating a Teaching Underclass: The Federal Government, the NSW Teachers Federation and the Contracting-out of the Adult Migrant English Service in New South Wales, Australia
Contributor(s): McQueen, Kelvin (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) in New South Wales, Australia, was contracted-out by the Australian Federal government in 1998. This article examines the response of the New South Wales Teachers Federation (the public school teachers' union), as well as the effects of contracting-out on the AMES teaching workforce, and considers the underlying motives of governments engaging in the privatisation of educational services. The conclusion is that governments contract-out to create a 'class' of deunionised and low-paid workers, while largely ignoring private provider efficiency.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Trans Tasman Labour History: Comparative or Transnational?, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, 30 January - 1 February 2007
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Trans Tasman Labour History Conference, p. 43-50
Publisher: Centre for Work and Labour Market Studies, Auckland University of Technology
Place of Publication: Auckland, New Zealand
Field of Research (FOR): 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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