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ERIC Number: ED478886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
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)
For full text: 0604200/$FILE/Str-Georgia-en.pdf. Also available in Russian: 0526234/$FILE/GEOR_NAT_VET_02_RU.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia Republic