ERIC Number: ED399377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Pakistan.
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 Pakistan. The seven parts of the document provide information about the following: educational and public policy; levels of technical and vocational education; training modes and systems; industrial needs and labor demands; women in technical education; the current status of technical and vocational education; and current national level technical and vocational education projects. Appendixes provide statistical information about vocational and technical programs and schools. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) approximately 49 percent of primary-age children and 16 percent of secondary-age students attend school; (2) education in Pakistan is a provincial responsibility but general policy, planning and overall guidelines, curricula, textbooks, and educational standards are set at the federal level; (3) the government recommends changes in the educational system to achieve 100 percent literacy, to introduce high-technology disciplines, and to develop human resources to meet future labor needs; (4) although technical education and vocational training have increased in the last 30 years, more higher-quality facilities are needed; (5) 35 polytechnics and 14 colleges of engineering offer a 3-year postsecondary course in associate engineering; and (6) technical education and training of technicians is considered crucial to labor force development in order to achieve the socioeconomic goals of Pakistan's developing economy. (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, Womens Education
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: Pakistan