ERIC Number: ED414408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Philosophies of Policy Development and Implementation in Technical and Vocational Education. Report on UNESCO/UNEVOC Regional Expert Group Meeting (Auckland, New Zealand, April 2-9, 1995).
Auckland Inst. of Tech. (New Zealand).
This report begins with an outline of key issues in policy development and implementation in technical and vocational education (TVE). It sets forth the bases of policy development and implementation, the purpose of TVE, contextual factors that affect policy development and implementation. The following values significant in policy determination are described: learning should be holistic; learning should be an inalienable right; education programs should be monitored for quality; new technologies should be responsibly introduced and used to enhance learning; and TVE respects traditional personal values. Principles guiding implementation are listed under these topics: curriculum, instruction, training materials and equipment, cooperation with industry, teaching methodologies, standards, research and development, and political changes. Issues UNEVOC may consider in the future are also listed. Part 2 is composed of the proceedings of the UNEVOC meeting. Discussions and presentations during the opening and nine technical sessions address the following topics: the commitment of the New Zealand government toward internationalization of education; TVE in participating countries; policy as an expression of values; the philosophy of policy development and implementation in TVE; TVE curriculum; structures of management and governance in TVE in Thailand; a New Zealand perspective on developing links with industry; strategic planning in TVE; quality control in TVE; learning for life; and international cooperation in TVE. Other contents include lists of visits and delegates. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Quality Control, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auckland Inst. of Tech. (New Zealand).