ERIC Number: ED423364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Strategy and Aids for the Implementation of Vocational Standards. Final Report of the Subgroup C Meeting, 24-26, March 1997, Prague.
Janys, Bohumil; Tkalec, Vladimir
Countries of Central and Eastern Europe already developing model standards in the framework of restructuring their education systems have been chosen to develop model standards for other countries. To compare the standards being developed in these countries, a system of indicators must be developed. The most important indicators are as follows: system approach, curriculum, capacity of the system, financing, teachers/trainers, understanding of "vocational," parity esteem, "productivity" of the system, and acceptance with employers. Each country copes with the standards issue in a specific manner within the framework of their national programs. The professional model that has been proposed as a useful approach for the formulation of qualification standards contains three essential and two additional components. Some trends accompany vocational education and training (VET) standard development: general incompatibility of VET tracks and of standard development with the standards in EU countries; gradual differentiation of education systems; and development in the target structures. Results of questionnaires to obtain information on steps carried out in the field of standard development in countries of Central and Eastern Europe indicate that they mostly define VET standards with acts of law and find the methodology for preparation of the standards most helpful. (Some survey results are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Europe