ERIC Number: ED413490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Planning and Vocational Education, and Technical Training in Palestine: An Initial Framework. Gender and Society Working Paper #4.
Nahleh, Lamis Abu
Gender planning and vocational education and technical training (VETT) in Palestine were examined through the following: review of available literature and policy-oriented reports, discussions with educators in the field, and roundtable discussion in which representatives of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labor and experts participated. The following issues were considered: development of an analytical approach to gender planning (gender diagnosis, institutionalization of gender, gender integration); historical development of VETT in Palestine (contributions of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA] and the Jordanian Ministry of Education and effects of Israeli occupation); characteristics of VETT (target group attraction, fragmentation and dispersal). The gender analysis of VETT was organized around the four spheres of VETT as follows: the technical sphere (gender equity or pay disparity); the political sphere; the organizational sphere; and the research sphere. Special attention was paid to the following topics: VETT provisions; postpreparatory and dropout training opportunities; postsecondary training provisions; VETT and employment opportunities; Israeli occupation and demands of the Israeli labor market; UNRWA policy, welfare, and development; nongovernmental organizations, nationalism, and development; and Israeli authorities as decision makers. (Contains 24 references and 11 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, International Educational Exchange, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Literature Reviews, Nongovernmental Organizations, Political Influences, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Birzeit Univ., West Bank (Palestine).
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine