ERIC Number: ED413528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training Reform in Bulgaria.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
This report on vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria consists of a condensed description of the present situation in VET and analysis of the main challenges facing VET reform in the country. Chapter 1 offers basic data on Bulgaria. Chapter 2 describes main features of the VET system, strategic objectives for VET, and legislative framework. Developments in these specific areas are highlighted: administrative structures and decentralization; finance; adaptation of training to change; identification of skill needs; quality standards and qualifications; promotion of continuing vocational training; social partners; involvement of enterprises in VET; equal opportunities; access to training; and vocational guidance and counseling. Chapter 3 provides an overview of international assistance, including the European Union's Phare program for VET and the Leonardo program. Chapter 4 identifies current challenges in three areas: skill needs analysis, institutional arrangements, and qualifications and training methods. Chapter 5 outlines possible priorities for future assistance to sustain and further the reform process. Appendixes include key indicators (access and participation, finance, labor market trends); diagram of VET system; legislative framework; responsible bodies; and international assistance sources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Job Skills, Job Training, National Standards, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Skill Analysis, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Bulgaria