ERIC Number: ED378356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Cost-Effective Technical and Vocational Education in Developing Countries. Coombe Lodge Report.
Gray, Lynton; Warrender, Ann-Marie
Coombe Lodge Report, v23 n5 1992
A study examined ways of reducing the costs of technical and vocational education in developing countries. The major study activities were as follows: an extensive literature search; interviews with individuals experienced in designing and delivering vocational programs for developing countries; field investigations in Thailand and Nigeria; and an extensive literature analysis of project documents and field manuals of major agencies concerned with international development, including the World Bank and International Labour Office. The following issues were examined: underpinning aspects of primary and secondary education; innovative curriculum strategies; substitute training technologies; use of employer, community, and trainee perceptions in analyzing needs and setting goals; donor agency strategies for assessing system needs and agreeing on intervention strategies; assessing the capacity of existing training institutions; using facilities and equipment more extensively; obtaining recurrent support for workshops, training centers, and maintenance infrastructures; and improving links with local industry. Two series of recommendations were developed. The first consisted of strategies for improving the ratio between measuring inputs and outputs, and the second concerned increasing vocational education's effectiveness by improving the quality of its outputs and focusing more closely on the central purposes of vocational training were developed. (Contains 92 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Program Development, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (9 British pounds).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staff Coll., Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; Thailand