ERIC Number: ED391019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific. An Overview.
A project considered issues that might contribute toward raising the status of technical and vocational education (TVE) in Asia and the Pacific region. It also provided a review of TVE in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Researchers involved in the project endeavored to provide a number of examples of best practice that might act as models for other countries desiring to improve the status of TVE. The countries showed considerable variation with regard to their stage of development, country economic conditions, the state and approach to the provision of TVE, and the problems that affected these countries. Issues addressed in the case studies included strategies to innovate TVE systems to cope with changing demands of the labor market caused by national economic development; policies to promote close linkages between TVE institutions and industry; efforts to include entrepreneurial orientation and skills in TVE; measures to improve teacher quality; procedures to promote articulation between TVE and the education system; and policies to improve the participation of special social groups in TVE. These factors were found to affect the status of TVE: articulation, recognition of learning, broad based training, curriculum, quality, teachers, industry linkages, and duplication. (The report begins with lists of researchers and the case studies and concludes with the recommendations.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech. (Australia).