ERIC Number: ED391026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Technical and Vocational Education for the Islamic Republic of Iran--A Case Study in Quality Improvement. Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The technical and vocational education (TVE) system in Iran suffers from a lack of social status in comparison to academic education. Recent and future planning is directed toward changing the existing ratio of approximately 10:90 (TVE in comparison to academic) at the secondary level to 50:50 by the end of the second 5-year plan. The lack of trained TVE teachers is one of the most important obstacles that TVE is facing. Nonformal and formal TVE teacher training institutions and the Union of Universities of Technology's (UUT) Technical and Vocational Teacher Training School are acting to train TVE teachers. To implement and complete its second 5-year economic development plan, Iran must train 35,000 technicians and 120,000 trainees by 1999 in the TVE system. To achieve these goals, two major policymaking organizations have been formed: Higher Council for Educational Planning (HCEP) and Supreme Council for Technological Education (SCTE). Practical steps taken so far include the following: establishment of the UUT, which aims to provide common facilities and linkage between industry and educational institutions; incorporation of TVE in the second 5-year plan; an international seminar on technological education; and establishment of teacher training institutions. To ensure a successful path for the future development of TVE in Iran, the social status of the TVE system and its graduates must be raised. (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).
Identifiers - Location: Iran