ERIC Number: ED191997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Study on the General Educational Requirements for Access to Vocational Education in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Surveys and Studies in Adult Education.
National Centre for Educational Research, Cairo (Egypt).
A study analyzed the system of vocational training in Egypt, including school-based and post-school training of different categories of workers at skilled-worker level and craft level. Special attention was given to favorable and unfavorable conditions affecting access to vocational education and training for the benefit of working classes. Systems researched were technical education, apprenticeship, quick (accelerated) training, and skill-upgrading. Desk and field research (interviews and questionnaire) collected data related to education and training of skilled workers, including size of employment and training in the institution, financing training, trainees, curricula, trainers and teachers, methods of training, follow-up, and evaluation. The study determined general educational requirements (cultural levels) required for admission to colleges, institutes, schools, and centers for vocational education; and non-cultural requirements, medical and physical fitness being the most important. It also revealed inadequacies in the technical secondary schools. Two related projects were also studied: the Vocational Gradation Project for young persons, age 12-17, and the Productive Families Project, an economic-social project that helps poor families by providing simple technical, agricultural, and commercial projects for the benefit of poor families. Training programs were found to have quantitative and qualitative shortcomings. (The questionnaire is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), Apprenticeships, Developing Nations, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Improvement Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Refresher Courses, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Educational Research, Cairo (Egypt).
Note: For related documents see CE 026 996-998.