ERIC Number: ED469784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation of RO9405 Phare VET Reform Programme, Ministry of National Education, Bucharest, Romania. Final Version.
Nielsen, Soren P.
The Phare Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform Programme in Romania was evaluated in May-June 1999. According to the two evaluators who conducted intensive visits to 14 pilot and demonstration schools and met with 9 zonal and local development committees and key representatives of Romanian government and educational agencies, the VET reform program successfully accomplished its immediate objectives of introducing new types of curricula designed to increase VET graduates' initiative, flexibility, and background and thereby help them adapt to the country's changed job profiles and labor demands. The evaluation found that although program actors and management initially encountered a number of barriers, they became increasingly more professional and efficient as the program progressed. The program's results and inputs to Romania's national policy debate and general VET reform appeared quite sustainable to the evaluators in terms of policy and strategies, institutional development, introduction of social partnership, and generalization of the new curriculum model to the entire country. The following materials are among the document's attachments and 12 appendixes: list of individuals met during the evaluation missions; list of pilot and demonstration schools; program terms of reference; and various Romanian government notifications and decisions regarding the development, implementation, and evaluation of VET. (Contains 46 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Equipment, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Job Training, Management Development, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Romania