ERIC Number: ED405503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Technical and Vocational Education for Rural Development: Delivery Patterns.
UNEVOC INFO, n9 Jan 1997
Experts in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) from 11 countries participated in a UNESCO International Workshop. The countries were: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Republic of Korea, and South Africa. Workshop participants identified a range of issues relating to improving the contribution of TVET to rural development. Rural communities were defined as having more widely dispersed people and production; restricted access to basic services due to a lack of critical mass; and focus on cultivating or extracting primary products. The following recommendations were made: (1) future strategies for TVET development and delivery should involve the community, provide for relevance to rural situations, and include flexible course structures and delivery strategies; (2) UNESCO Member States should develop and implement appropriate strategies to popularize TVET; (3) Member States should review levels of literacy and numeracy achieved from school education to ensure students were prepared to use technologies required in TVET programs; (4) TVET subjects should be integrated into primary and secondary curricula for all students; (5) TVET curriculum should be developed to meet competency standards and provide for worker mobility; (6) TVET authorities should ensure teachers are suitably qualified; (7) learning centers should be established and funding sources pursued; and (8) a range of delivery modes should be adopted. (Contact addresses at UNESCO are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Produced by the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC), Berlin, Germany.