ERIC Number: ED445222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Vocational Education and Training in Cyprus.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Data for studies of vocational education and training systems in Cyprus and five other countries in the region were gathered through an analysis of existing studies and visits to the main stakeholders in the countries. Some of the main conclusions reached by the study of Cyprus are the following: (1) Cyprus is a rapidly developing country that must face changes in its education and employment systems; (2) the country needs to improve the overall attractiveness of the vocational and education training system in order to secure a balanced and transparent structure of qualifications within an overall coherent vocational training system; (3) while unemployment rates are low, the labor market situation is characterized by a relatively high level of graduate unemployment; and (4) the field of continuing and further vocational education and training is well established. Main recommendations of the study include internal restructuring and modernization of both initial and continuing vocational institutions, improving the quality and status of secondary technical and vocational education, improving and modernizing teaching methods and assessment approaches, and improving national policy-making capacities for the implementation and monitoring of European programs. (Contains 29 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Modernization, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Teacher Improvement, Technical Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/downloadcyprus.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus