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ERIC Number: EJ1113569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Technical and Vocational Education Stakeholders' Perceptions on Professional Skills Acquired in Private "Brevet De Technicien Supérieur (BTS)" Schools in Togo
Adjrah, Yao
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n4 p321-333 2014
This study intends to analyze formal and implemented BTS curricula in Lomé (Togo). Data collection was achieved by means of questionnaires and interviews for exploring, in five private BTS schools, the perceptions of students, teachers and pedagogical directors, as well as the views of employed BTS graduates and their employers, regarding the quality and effectiveness of BTS programs. Results indicated that most curricula for BTS training were imported from foreign educational systems and implemented without any sectorial study regarding the needs of the labor market. This dysfunction was revealed through the degree of dissatisfaction expressed by the stakeholders surveyed. Our findings showed a lack of confidence in the quality of current BTS training programs by both the professional milieu and the students and employed graduates. In addition, the weak partnership existing between firms and BTS schools leads to difficulties in the finding, organizing and monitoring of internships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Togo
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A