ERIC Number: ED296064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education in Developing Countries. A Review of Studies and Project Experience. Education Division Documents No. 34.
This paper looks at the position taken in available literature and evaluation reports of multinational and bilateral agencies in regard to vocational education in developing countries. Section 1 provides background on such topics as links between education and development, support of vocational education, diversified secondary education, foreign aid, public institutions, and costs. Section 2 summarizes criticism that focused on the emphasis on financial support for formal public vocational schools. Discussion of opposition to the criticism is found in Section 3. Section 4 presents a brief overview of the purpose, limitations, and work method of this paper. Study findings are presented in sections 5 and 6. Section 5 discusses vocational education in developing countries. It covers objectives, structure, content, technology (administration, teachers, teaching methods), external productivity, internal efficiency, costs, and financing of vocational education systems. Section 6 comments on vocational projects in the developing countries. It covers identification, preparation, execution, evaluation, and outcome of vocational education projects. Issues concerning hardware (buildings, equipment) and software (curricula, teacher training, technical cooperation) are also touched upon. A selective bibliography is appended. A summary precedes the report itself. (YLB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, P.O. Box 1703, S-751 47 Uppsala, Sweden.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
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