ERIC Number: ED445223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Vocational Education and Training in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Data for studies of vocational education and training systems in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 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 Jordan include the following: (1) with a high commitment in Jordan for a reform of the vocational education and training system as part of an overhaul of the entire human resources development system, the reform of the vocational education and training system has already become an integral part of the Education Reform Program that started in 1988; (2) international donors have played an important role in financing educational expenditures in Jordan; (3) support from the Canadian government has helped to identify problems in the current vocational education and training system, and a reform policy has been created and steps toward implementation have been taken; and (4) the reform of the Training Centers catering to basic school drop-outs has only just begun and the development of a Continuing Vocational Training system has hardly begun at all. Recommendations include improving the lower and middle segments of the occupational qualification structure, implementing an apprentice system, and developing a mechanism for interface between industry and the educational establishment. (Contains 24 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, International Educational Exchange, Modernization, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/etfweb.nsf/pages/downloadjordan.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Jordan