ERIC Number: ED378372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-3
Reference Count: N/A
International Workshop on Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education (Turin, Italy, August 30-September 3, 1993). Final Report. International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This publication reports on a workshop to review and analyze existing practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum in technical and vocational education (TVE). In the main working document, "Curriculum Development in TVE" (Tom Saluja), are the following: definition of curriculum development; description of how to measure the effectiveness of curriculum and models of curriculum development; and outline of the stages of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Summaries of presentations describe experiences of countries in curriculum development, implementation, assessment, evaluation, and validation. These country papers are included: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, and Uganda. A synthesis of country papers focuses on the following areas: education system, TVE system, responsibility for curriculum development, quality assurance, system of implementation, role of various bodies, constraints, and future trends. Eight major issues with proposed solutions are identified: national socioeconomic development and technological advances; relevance of curricula and competency-based vocational education; feedback from implementation and evaluation; quality of teachers/instructors; attitude of students to TVE; financial resources for curriculum development and delivery; legislation related to TVE curricula; and national institutional capacity in curriculum development. Future strategies and recommendations are listed. A participant list is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Denmark; Germany; Greece; Japan; Mexico; Tanzania; Uganda