ERIC Number: ED311290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Consequences of Centralization and Decentralization in Vocational Administration--A Comparison of Vocational Administration in Iraq and United States.
Mezel, Jamal Assad; Strong, Merle E.
This paper describes the history, organization, and administration of vocational education in the United States and Iraq, contrasting the highly centralized Iraqi system with the decentralized system in the United States. The paper also compares and contrasts the possible strengths and weaknesses of the two systems in terms of their organization, administration, and potential for efficiency and effectiveness. The paper presents a number of conclusions that point to the centralization of the Iraqi system as being superior in meeting that country's job training needs, but it also points out that Iraq is a small, culturally homogeneous country and that what works there would be much harder to implement in the much larger, culturally diverse United States. Recommendations are made for more local control of vocational education in Iraq and more leadership of vocational education by the federal government in the United States. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq; United States