ERIC Number: ED405458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Asia-Pacific Partnership for Human Development through TVET.
Basu, C. K.
Despite their great geographic, economic, and demographic diversity, Asia-Pacific countries share many common challenges and pose many common issues that are fundamental to improving the quality and relevance of technical-vocational education and training (TVET) as a means of human resource development (HRD). Because of their great need for sustainable development, Asia-Pacific countries must focus their vision beyond the concept of HRD and the tradition of skills training in TVET and must instead consider a coherent strategy for human development in the region in which TVET plays an important role. Among the critical issues that must be considered when planning TVET programs to develop Asia-Pacific countries' human resources are the following: population growth and urbanization; poverty and lack of income-generating capacity; increasing demands for literacy and secondary and technical education; and pollution and environmental degradation. TVET can serve as a catalyst of change for human development throughout the Asia-Pacific region provided the following steps are taken: replace traditional TVET curricula and delivery systems with a broader-based, flexible curriculum that integrates vocational and general education and that is delivered through a multidimensional approach; incorporate new education/training technologies into TVET programs; and increase international and regional cooperation to strengthen TVET for human development. (MN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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