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ERIC Number: EJ892719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
From Policy to Curriculum in South African Vocational Teacher Education: A Comparative Perspective
Papier, Joy
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v62 n2 p153-162 Jun 2010
This article analyses recent national policy on further education and training (FET) college lecturer development in South Africa in the light of more established curricula and practice for the training of vocational teachers internationally. The policy published by the national Department of Education suggests standards for college teaching which encompass academic competence, work experience and pedagogic competence. However, qualifications are yet to be designed, developed and offered by universities and other providers that hold responsibility for teacher education. The article explores local and global vocational teacher education (VTE) policies and curricula in an attempt to highlight the agreed-upon elements of curricula that could pave the way for South African policy on vocational lecturer development to be implemented. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Germany; Italy; Lithuania; Romania; South Africa; United Kingdom