ERIC Number: ED399376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Nepal.
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 Nepal. The four parts of the document provide general information about the following: the country; the history, goals, and structure of the educational system; vocational technical and polytechnic education; and issues and human resource development. Appendixes cover the growth of the education sector since 1951 and statistics about training programs under the Department of Cottage and Village Industry and Training Centers under the Department of Labor. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) Nepal is primarily an agricultural country that has been handicapped in economic development because it is landlocked; (2) the Eighth Five-Year Plan puts more emphasis on an open-market economy, with the private sector producing goods and services and the public sector focusing on developing the physical and social infrastructure; (3) the school structure includes primary grades 1-5, lower secondary 6-7, secondary 8-10, higher secondary 11-12, and specialized institutes of higher education and universities; (4) the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is the policy formulation and coordinating body for technical education and vocational training in Nepal; (5) at present there are 6 training institutions operated under the CTEVT, with plans for 23 more by the year 2002; (6) although most education is the responsibility of the federal government, the private sector also plays a small role in technical education; and (7) increases in technical and vocational training are necessary to meet human resource demands for development. (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: Nepal