ERIC Number: ED474318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Training and Technical Qualification Systems in Korea and South Africa.
Lee, Young-Hyun; Cho, Jeong-Yoon; Tau, Alfred; Pereira, Clarence A.
A comparison of vocational training and technical qualification systems in Korea and South Africa shows both countries are responding to similar changes in economic and enterprise structures. South Africa's work experience learnership system is more desirable than Korea's more traditional separation between formal education and workplace training, although the former lacks complete theory/practice integration. Korea could learn from South Africa's shift from education for employment to education for employability. Conversely, private enterprise support for education, comparatively high educational levels and low rate of attrition from schooling in Korea indicated lessons that could be learned by South Africa. Among factors that could improve both systems are these: (1) flexible educational delivery systems; (2) implementation or continuation of a national qualifications framework; (3) ensuring relevance between education and training; and (4) greater cooperation between government, employer organizations, labor unions and educational institutions. (Suggested future cooperative projects between the nations are listed. Contains 83 tables, 26 figures and 63 references.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Comparative Education, Credits, Cross Cultural Studies, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Learning Modules, Lifelong Learning, National Standards, National Surveys, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Public Policy, Qualifications, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Stakeholders, Student Certification, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Korea Research Inst. for Vocational Education and Training, Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; South Korea