ERIC Number: ED405459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
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Challenges of Current Social, Economical and Technological Developments and Need for Reforms/Renovations in Training of Teachers in Technical-Vocational Education. A Discussion Paper.
Basu, C. K.
Recent social/economic changes and technological developments are demanding reforms/renovations in the training of technical-vocational teachers in Asia-Pacific countries. Among the changes that have necessitated reform of training for technical-vocational teachers in the Asia-Pacific region are the following: population growth and rapid urbanization; poverty and lack of income-generating skills; increasing demand for secondary, technical, and female education; technological change and labor market shift; changing patterns of international trade and liberalization and globalization of the work force; pollution and environmental degradation; and new technologies of training for technical-vocational education and training (TVET). In many Asia-Pacific countries, these changes have necessitated increases in the quantity and quality of TVET teachers and development of a multidimensional approach to training TVET teachers that includes the following: preservice and continuing teacher education through formal and open learning systems; a broader-based, more flexible teacher training curriculum to replace skill-specific training programs; integration of training and education in cooperation with industries/private sectors; lifelong learning; knowledge of using new training technologies; development of multilingual and communication skills; and increased emphasis on teamwork. National, regional, and international agencies must work in partnership to strengthen/upgrade the quality and relevance of TVET teachers in Asia-Pacific countries. (Contains 13 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Needs Assessment, Open Education, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Social Change, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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