Beyond ‘Migration’ and ‘Inclusion’ in Work-Life: racialisation and VET
|Avis, R., Orr, Kevin and Warmington, Paul
|Herrera, L. M., Teräs, M., Gougoulakis, P. and Kontio, J.
The salience of the fourth industrial revolution and its associated rhetoric is that it, in part, posits a future of worklessness set alongside a demand for highly skilled, innovative and creative workers. In this paper the social justice implications of our analysis are explored in relation to race, ethnicity and the experiences of students of colour in VET. An analysis of discourses of race and migration is placed alongside an analysis of VET, its relationship to waged labour the reproduction of inequalities, and the potential contributions VET could make to wider society as it undergoes revolutions in industry, technology and social justice. The analysis relates English experiences of race/ethnicity in VET to broader European and Nordic experiences. In particular, we interrogate tendencies to conflate race with migration and the effects that viewing communities of colour as ‘migrant’ communities has on sociological understandings of the structuring of multiracial societies. English experiences illustrate a particular trajectory of migration, permanent settlement and race.
|vocational education ; capitalism; VET
|Migration and Inclusion in Work Life: The role of VET
|Place of publication
|Web address (URL)
|28 Apr 2022
|Publication process dates
|28 Jun 2022
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