ERIC Number: ED399379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Philippines.
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 the Philippines. The two parts of the document provide an overview and milestones in technical and vocational education (through charts and tables). Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) technical and vocational education (TVE) in the Philippines has a long history and is an integral part of the country's formal education system; (2) TVE builds on primary education and secondary education--most TVE programs are postsecondary nondegree programs ranging from 6 months to 3 years; (3) TVE graduates are expected to possess basic occupational skills for entrance into employment as well as conceptual skills, basic scientific and mathematics skills, work attitudes, and language skills; (4) TVE covers five main fields: trade, agriculture and agribusiness, fisheries, crafts and home industries, and nontraditional courses; (5) more than 250 courses are offered in these fields; and (6) eight governing bodies are responsible for directing and implementing TVE. (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: Philippines