ERIC Number: ED399372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Iran.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
One of a series of studies on the development of technical and vocational education in the member states of UNESCO, this report profiles the educational system in Iran. The six parts of the document provide information about the following: the country; the educational system; fundamental change in the new system of secondary school education, including technical and vocational education; a snapshot of the educational system in August 1993; the historical development of the technical vocational education system; and non-formal training by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Some of the highlights include the following: (1) the education system in Iran is undergoing revolutionary reform in terms of philosophy of education with its aims, goals and objectives, administrative and management structures, curricular design and development, with major implications for the future; (2) the present system consists of 1-year kindergarten, 5-year primary school; 3-year guidance school, and 4-year secondary academic school as well as secondary vocational and technical education; (3) under the new system, secondary education will be 3 years long; (4) there are two types of higher technical and vocational institutions, which select their students among graduates of technical and vocational high schools and offer post-diploma certificates to their graduates; (5) the teaching staff usually have industrial training and workshop instructors have long industrial experience; and (6) there is flexibility for students to move from one stream to another in the new educational system. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Iran