ERIC Number: ED378371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
International Consultation Meeting on the Role of Technical and Vocational Education in Educational Systems (Turin, Italy, June 14-18, 1993). Final Report. International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
An international consultation meeting was organized to identify major issues and priorities in the formulation of technical and vocational education (TVE) policies and strategies and to propose guidelines and format of future regional case studies. Participants submitted country reports focusing on issues considered essential to the development of TVE in their countries: Australia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Kenya, and Nigeria. These reports identified such issues as the following: the role of general education in providing the foundation for a multi-skilled, flexible, and adaptable work force; adapting education to the production needs of the economy; a too-academically oriented educational system; inadequate technical curricula; shortage of qualified technical teachers and workshops; training for entrepreneurship; and lack of funds for purchasing effective teaching/learning materials. These issues pertaining to the role of TVE in the educational system and the process of socioeconomic development were discussed: linkage between TVE and the world of work; TVE as integral element of general education and a lifelong process; making TVE more attractive; inculcation of entrepreneurial skills; efforts to improve the participation of women and other special groups in TVE; teacher training; and the economics of TVE. A format for case studies was developed, and issues that should be included were recommended. (A list of participants is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Labor Demands, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Egypt; Germany; Italy; Kenya; Nigeria; South Korea