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

Regine Wagner*, Merilyn Childs

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-62
Number of pages14
JournalStudies in Continuing Education
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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