ERIC Number: ED399375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Malaysia.
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 Malaysia. The four parts of the document provide general information about the following: the country; the history, philosophy, and structure of the educational system; vocational technical and polytechnic education, and issues and human resource development. Appendixes cover economic development and human resource requirement data information. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) Malaysia is one of the fastest growing and rapidly expanding economies in the world; (2) unemployment and poverty have been reduced in the country; (3) since independence in 1957, the educational system has grown rapidly and the increasing use of educational technology has enhanced the quality of education; (4) the educational system is set up as 6 years primary, 3 years lower secondary. 2 years upper secondary, and 2 years postsecondary levels; (5) there are 7 universities, 2 colleges, and 7 polytechnics in the country; (6) most education is financed and administered by the federal government, although private technical training institutions are growing; (7) despite the average high expenditure on education, Malaysia's spending on technical education is very low; and (8) the Ministry of Education is planning staff development programs to enhance technical training. (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: Malaysia