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ERIC Number: ED020392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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OUTLINE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN MALAYSIA.
Australian Dept. of Labour and National Service, Perth.
THE FEDERATION OF MALAYSIA HAD A 1964 POPULATION OF 9,000,000. SPECIALIZATION IN A FEW EXPORT PRODUCTS, NOTABLY RUBBER AND TIN, HAS BEEN THE BASIS OF THE ECONOMY. EDUCATION IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO ESTABLISH MALAY AS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION EXTENDS FOR 6 YEARS TO THE LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL AND THAT, UPON THE BASIS OF AN EXAMINATION, TO UPPER SECONDARY OR TO A 2- OR 3-YEAR COURSE LEADING TO A TRADE, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, OR TEACHING CAREER. THOSE IN THE UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOLS MAY QUALIFY FOR TEACHER TRAINING, TECHNICAL, AGRICULTURAL, OR COMMERCIAL COLLEGE. UPON COMPLETION OF THE UPPER PROGRAM OR THE COLLEGE PROGRAM, A STUDENT MAY QUALIFY FOR THE UNIVERSITY. TECHNICIANS ARE PREPARED AT THE TECHNICAL COLLEGES AND SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, BASIC SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED IN LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IS GIVEN IN SECONDARY TRADE SCHOOLS. THE MINISTRY OF LABOR ADMINISTERS THE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME AND OPERATES AN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE. THE GOVERNMENT IS TO ENTER THE FIELD OF IN-INDUSTRY TRAINING UNDER NEW PLANS. THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HAS FORMULATED PLANS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOLS. (JM)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Labour and National Service, Perth.
Identifiers: MALAYSIA