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ERIC Number: ED466754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Globalization and Its Impact on Technical-Vocational Education and Training in Malaysia.
Mustapha, Ramlee; Abdullah, Abu
In Malaysia, vocational education and training (VET) is accorded a high priority in the nation's industrialization agenda. With the vision of becoming an industrialized nation in 2020, Malaysia must prepare a well-educated, skilled, and competitive workforce. The government has placed human resource development as a major emphasis and strategic policy to enhance Malaysia's competitive edge over other developing countries. In this era of globalization and the knowledge economy (k-economy), the future of Malaysia's competitiveness depends on the skills of its workforce. It is critical to assess the impact of globalization on technical-vocational education and training systems. Several major initiatives, such as the development of the Multimedia Super Corridor, have interconnected Malaysia with other developed nations in the world. Efforts are currently being made to fully use information technology in transforming the Malaysian society into a knowledge-based society. The advancement of the Internet and the multimedia technologies has been increasingly visible in the government and corporate sectors. The impact of globalization and k-economy has led to a heightened awareness of the need to reform the technical-vocational education and training systems. (Contains 18 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia