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ERIC Number: EJ938279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Vocational Centres in Fiji Schools: A Needs Analysis
McBeath, Clare
International Journal of Training Research, v3 n1 p36-52 2005
A needs analysis was conducted into the issues facing the Technical and Vocational Education sector in Fiji. Vocational Centre teachers, Principals and an Education Officer were interviewed, and their responses analysed. The survey pointed to the difficulties currently experienced by the Vocational Centres in the face of poor facilities and equipment, but was encouraging in the sense that teachers were approaching their jobs with flexibility and initiative in the face of the difficulties. The recommendations to arise from the research included rationalising of scarce resources, upgrading teacher qualifications, establishing clearer pathways between the vocational program in secondary schools and that in the centres, the determination of a strategic plan for expansion and innovation in approaches to practical placements in the workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Fiji