ERIC Number: ED334348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-1
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A Study of Vocational Training Model in Taiwan, Republic of China.
A literature review, statistical analysis, and interviews were used to obtain a description of the vocational training system in Taiwan. Information was gathered about vocational trainers' background, the vocational training administration, vocational training laws and regulations, vocational training personnel, the curriculum, and instructional methods. Research findings indicated a high positive correlation between age and working experience and professional satisfaction. Vocational trainers were unhappy about personnel procedures, recruiting, lack of on-the-job training, few chances for promotion, and heavy work loads. Vocational trainers expected an improvement in administration and a social movement to retain confidence in vocational certificates. Research findings also suggested the need for: (1) an enhancement of vocational training administration; (2) adjustment of instructional packets; (3) improvement of coordination; (4) increase in full-time positions and budget; (5) revision of vocational training laws and regulations; (6) more on-the-job training; and (7) development of specific instruction models. Three models were suggested to improve the vocational education system: a labor force structure model to improve social mobility; an administrative model to encourage changes in the current vocational training administration; and a curriculum model to improve the instructional system. (25 references) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1, 1990).