ERIC Number: ED043785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Occupational Education and Training: A Case Study in Jordan.
Al-Bukhari, Najati Mohammed Amin
To investigate and analyze the role of Jordanian secondary industrial schools in meeting manpower needs and to determine the relative costs and effectiveness of occupational preparation through industrial schools as compared with general schooling or on-the-job training, followup questionnaires were mailed to 352 graduates from two industrial schools. The response revealed that 194 graduates were employed in Jordan, and 90 of these were selected for further interviews. In addition, 22 work-companions and 58 workers doing the same tasks were interviewed. Findings concerning the utilization of the industrial school curriculum suggest that the more specific the training, the less its likelihood of being relevant to actual job-related needs. Therefore, the educational system should put less emphasis on specific training and more emphasis on producing readily trainable, rather than specifically trained, persons. Also, a large share of future government investment should be used to expand and improve training opportunities within the employment system. An occupational upgrading program is needed in the private industrial establishments and well organized programs should be established for public industries. An Occupational Training Organization should be set up to articulate the program. A related document is available as VT 011 966. (SB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Expenditure per Student, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, General Education, Graduate Surveys, Labor Needs, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Schools, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Followup
Publications Secretary, SIDEC, School of Education, P.O. Box 2329, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford International Development Education Center.