ERIC Number: ED424880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Developing Technicians: Successful International Systems.
Mahoney, James R.; Barnett, Lynn
This monograph contributes to the problem-solving process involved in educational globalization, presenting snapshots of technician training systems from six developed countries. Components of each system are highlighted, and problems and trends associated with them are discussed. The six essays--featuring technician education and training systems in Denmark, Scotland, Australia, Japan, Israel, and Germany--illustrate essential components of each country's system. Seven visions are common among the authors: (1) clear national standards are necessary to shape learning; (2) standard development requires participation by industry and employee leaders; (3) standards must be reviewed periodically; (4) qualification and assessment measures are vital; (5) funding is primarily the responsibility of the national government, but other contributors are necessary; (6) options must be made available; and (7) learning and training should begin early in the system. (Contains 57 references) (AS)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Global Education, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Job Training, Problem Solving, Program Implementation
American Association of Community Colleges, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701; Tel: 301-490-8116; Fax: 301-604-0158.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.