ERIC Number: ED433409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Vision for the Twenty-First Century. Recommendations to the Director-General of UNESCO.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
The participants in the Second International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education (TVE), which was devoted to the theme of lifelong learning and training as a bridge to the future, formulated 48 recommendations to the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The recommendations pertained to six broad themes: changing demands of the 21st Century and challenges to TVE; improving systems providing education and training throughout life; innovating the education and training process; TVE for all; changing roles of government and other stakeholders in TVE; and enhancing international cooperation in TVE. The recommendations call for the following: (1) ensuring that TVE be designed to provide skills for all and remain an accessible basic human right; (2) reforming TVE systems to achieve flexibility, innovation, and productivity; (3) forming a new partnership between education and the world of work and fostering development of generic competencies, the work ethic, technological and entrepreneurial skills, and imparting human values and standards for responsible citizenship; (4) designing TVE experiences as developmental life experiences with cultural and environmental aspects in addition to economic dimensions; and (5) reorienting the TVE curriculum to take account of new subjects and issues of importance. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Conferences, Cooperative Planning, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Government School Relationship, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Prepared at International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education (2nd, Seoul, South Korea, April 26-30, 1999). Conference theme: "Lifelong Learning and Training: A Bridge to the Future."