ERIC Number: ED391029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Malaysia--A Case Study in Quality Improvement. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Hee, Tieng Fok
The economic profile of Malaysia has changed from an economy mainly based on agriculture and the production of tin ore to a more balanced economy with continuing growth in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Educational programs need to be upgraded and improved, particularly the direction and development of technical and vocational education (TVE). The TVE system has responded accordingly. The tremendous growth in TVE facilities is in accordance with the increasing demand in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. The uplifting of the image of VTE is due to the corresponding increasing importance of employment in the industrial sectors, government's efforts at promoting VTE, and the changing nature of VTE programs. The government has been actively involved in the continued development of VTE programs. A cabinet committee assessed needs of VTE and recommended broad policy reforms to strengthen the current educational and training delivery system and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of skills training. The Ministry of Education has initiated programs promoting close linkages between VTE institutions and industries. Such linkages have been strengthened with the introduction of the "Time Sector Privatization Policy" plan that allows industries and the public to use training facilities for a fee during free times. (Three such TSP programs are included as case studies.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industry, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services, Vocational Education
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).