ERIC Number: ED255652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Two-Year, Postsecondary Technical Training Programs: A Short Survey of Turkey's Needs and Expected Contributions of the Newly Started Technician Training Project.
Turker, A. Vural
During the last 60 years, Turkey has experienced significant demographic changes and economic development. In response to these changes, policymakers in Turkey have initiated a number of reforms in the area of vocational and technical education. One such reform was the undertaking of a joint effort between the Turkish Council of Higher Education and the World Bank Technician Training Project. Their joint project, called the Industrial Training Project (ITP), was conceived to improve productivity and maintain high rates of growth of manufactured exports through the establishment of preservice technician training centers, curriculum and staff development programs, and efforts to strengthen the technician training center management system. The project, which is slated to be implemented between 1984 and 1990, is expected to enhance the potential of Turkey's industrial sector through the improvement of the national capacity to provide industrial training. Project planners estimate that, by 1989, the ITP will have provided approximately 940 graduates and will have produced instructor- or technician instructor-level training to some 164 fellows. (MN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demography, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Job Training, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Staff Development, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Directors
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, November 30-December 4, 1984).