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ERIC Number: EJ786322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
The Implementation of NVQs in the Sultanate of Oman
Wilkins, Stephen
Education & Training, v44 n3 p144-152 2002
Explains that the Sultanate of Oman is the only country in the world, other than the UK, to have adopted the national vocational qualification NVQ as its national system for vocational training. Assesses the extent to which centres in Oman have been successful in implementing the NVQ, and the extent to which the NVQ has contributed towards achievement of the Omani Government's objective of omanisation replacing expatriate labour with Omani nationals. Discusses feedback from centres, which should be of interest to the Omani Government, the UK awarding bodies and others with an interest in the implementation of competence-based training. Concludes that the NVQ has been fairly successful in Oman, although local culture and context have not been adequately considered and catered for, and that the generally low competence of candidates in English is hindering their learning and skills development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman