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ERIC Number: EJ1034166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
A Development Dilemma for Secondary Vocational Education: Instrumentalist Tendencies in Human Resource Development
Wang, Dong
Chinese Education and Society, v46 n4 p60-67 Jul-Aug 2013
Human resource development is one of the theories guiding China's development of secondary vocational education. Secondary vocational education has always played a role in human resource training and development from the nation's founding to the present. In Chinese society today, however, there is a clear instrumentalist tendency in secondary vocational education's focus on human resource development, which has become a dilemma constraining the development of secondary vocational education. Our empirical study in the city of Dalian found that such an instrumentalist talent development trend appears primarily in the following areas: employment-oriented training models, interest-driven school management, and local conservatism in development planning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China