ERIC Number: ED400419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Current Trends and Issues in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Qureshi, M. A.
UNEVOC INFO, n8 p1-3 Aug 1996
In most countries of the Asia-Pacific region, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) are considered essential to economic development. As a result of growing awareness of the need to adapt TVET to meet the rapidly changing national, regional, and global economic requirements, TVET is in a period of transition and reorientation toward providing students with certain basic skills and knowledge required and supplying them with the tools needed to increase/update their knowledge through lifelong education. Throughout the region, realization of the crucial role of TVET in development of new skills and new economic structures and in regionalization and internationalization is increasing, and new ways of developing and improving the status of TVET are being sought. The following strategies, which were identified through a study of current issues in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, have been recommended as ways of improving TVET and thereby accelerating technological change: prepare for an information society; align curricula with the needs of business/industry; develop articulation mechanisms; recognize prior learning; develop a system of broad-based work force training; emphasize TVET program quality; and recognize the key role of teachers in providing high quality TVET programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).