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ERIC Number: EJ821008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
The Lebanese Brevet Professionnel: Resurgence of a Lower Secondary Vocational Track
Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Jaber, Lama Ziad; El-Masri, Yasmine Hachem
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v60 n4 p413-422 Dec 2008
The Lebanese Brevet Professionnel (BP) is an occupationally-specific vocational qualification at lower secondary level. Despite being on the margins of Lebanese education, the BP has been showing signs of a resurgence over the past few years. This paper discusses the structure and role of the BP in the context of the Lebanese education system and presents the results of a survey of BP students. The BP appears to fulfill important functions for socio-economically identifiable sections of Lebanese society both through the direct connection which it forges with the employment market and through its bridging function to Baccalaureat-level technical-vocational programmes. The study is discussed in the context of the challenges facing MENA (Middle East and North Africa) educational development. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Lebanon