ERIC Number: ED391028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Role and Function of the Vocational Education and Training in the New Economic Plan in Korea. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Korea must develop a new policy framework to sustain its economic development. Democratic principles, such as voluntary participation and creative initiatives by the private sector, should replace government guidance and control as the economy's engine of growth. Major goals of the new economy are as follows: promotion of industrial structural adjustment; establishment of rules for fair competition; promotion of technology development; development of the information industry; development of small and medium-sized firms; development of the agricultural and fishery sectors; reform of vocational education and labor relations; and efficient use of energy and resources. The vocational system training has been shaped and initiated mainly by the government as part of outward-looking economic development strategy. As the Korean economy has grown and undergone structural change, the demand for authorized vocational training has increased. Issues include entry workers without proper vocational qualifications, significant change in the gender of the work force, and few opportunities for vocational training for the handicapped. Future policies need to address the lack of skilled workers and human resource development that reflects individual needs. Strategies to reform the vocational training system include establishment of a technician training system, a career education system, modular instruction, a dual system in technical high school education, and school-industry cooperation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech. (Australia).
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 584-598. Product of the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).