ERIC Number: ED387647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Role of Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VOTEC). Vocational Education and Training for the 21st Century: Opening Pathways and Strengthening Professionalism. Strengthening the Knowledge Base of Vocational and Technical Education and Training. Issues and Questions for Working Group IV.
In preparation for a conference held in Paris, France, in November 1994, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OEC) launched 5-year program that involved 20 countries studying the changing role of vocational and technical education and training (VOTEC). This background document presents in question-and-answer format a synthesis of national studies on the knowledge and information base of VOTEC and its responsiveness. Issues raised include the following: (1) should vocational education be job-specific or more broadly based?; (2) how can the flow of knowledge between schools and science be improved?; (3) how can the flow of knowledge between schools and businesses be improved?; (4) what is the impact of various countries' institutional features on the flow of knowledge between schools, science, and industry?; (5) which other roles can vocational schools and training institutions perform with regard to innovation in small and medium-size enterprises?; and (6) what roles should governments perform in regard to knowledge transfers between schools, science, and industry? (KC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Institutional Cooperation, Job Skills, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Sciences, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).