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ERIC Number: EJ902561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Technical Vocational Education and Training for Micro-Enterprise Development in Ethiopia: A Solution or Part of the Problem?
Gondo, Tendayi; Dafuleya, Gift
Industry and Higher Education, v24 n5 p381-392 Oct 2010
Technical vocational education and training (TVET) programmes have recently received increased attention as an area of priority for stimulating growth in developed and developing countries. This paper considers the situation in Ethiopia where the promotion of micro and small-sized enterprises (MSEs) has been central to the development and expansion of TVET centres throughout the country. The extent to which efforts relating to TVET made by Ethiopian policy makers, higher education institutions and MSEs have enhanced the development of the micro-enterprise sector is considered, using empirical evidence gathered from nine Ethiopian cities. It is argued that the existing relationship between TVET and micro-enterprise cannot be regarded only as one of constrained capacity, usage and transformation. The authors argue further that the development of micro and small-sized enterprises requires approaches extending beyond the simple expansion and development of TVET institutions. (Contains 6 figures, 5 tables, and 1 note.)
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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: Ethiopia