ERIC Number: ED478886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
National Observatory Report on Vocational Education and Training in Georgia.
Glonti, Kote; Ejibadze, A.; Nanobashvili, K.; Mickaia, L.; Natsvlishvili, E.; Imedashvili, M.; Mikeladze, A.
The state of vocational education and training (VET) in the Georgia Republic in 1999-2000 was examined. The study focused on the following topics: (1) the socioeconomic context of VET; (2) Georgia's labor market (the current labor market situation, employment, unemployment); (3) management of VET (legislation and policy, responsible bodies, financing of VET); (4) Georgia's VET system (initial training, continuing education and training of managers, training of teachers and masters); and (5) skills and standards (skill demands and standards, curricula, research). Selected findings were as follows: (1) Georgia has encountered many political and socioeconomic difficulties during its transition to a market economy, including problems related to or stemming from privatization, foreign trade, the informal economy and corruption, tight monetary policy, aging of the population, and migration; (2) Georgia is plagued with a poorly organized labor market, high unemployment levels, low income levels, and a training system that remains rigidly organized and does not meet the needs of Georgia's new economy; (3) Georgia's severe economic problems have resulted in significant under-funding of all education, including VET, leaving vocational schools struggling to survive; (4) like Georgia's centrally planned economy, its VET system was unprepared for transition to a market economy; and (5) no research on VET has been conducted in Georgia. (Contains 12 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/D835AAABC426DCA3C1256CF60 0604200/$FILE/Str-Georgia-en.pdf. Also available in Russian: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/384A6D11BA4A72F1C1256D720 0526234/$FILE/GEOR_NAT_VET_02_RU.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia Republic