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Challenges of Current Social, Economical and Technological Developments and Need for Reforms/Renovations in Training of Teachers in Technical-Vocational Education. A Discussion Paper
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UNEVOC/UNESCO International Round Table on Training of Teachers/Trainers in Technical and Vocational Education,

Abstract

Recent social/economic changes and technological developments are demanding reforms/renovations in the training of technical-vocational teachers in Asia-Pacific countries. Among the changes that have necessitated reform of training for technical-vocational teachers in the Asia-Pacific region are the following: population growth and rapid urbanization; poverty and lack of income-generating skills; increasing demand for secondary, technical, and female education; technological change and labor market shift; changing patterns of international trade and liberalization and globalization of the work force; pollution and environmental degradation; and new technologies of training for technical-vocational education and training (TVET). In many Asia-Pacific countries, these changes have necessitated increases in the quantity and quality of TVET teachers and development of a multidimensional approach to training TVET teachers that includes the following: preservice and continuing teacher education through formal and open learning systems; a broader-based, more flexible teacher training curriculum to replace skill-specific training programs; integration of training and education in cooperation with industries/private sectors; lifelong learning; knowledge of using new training technologies; development of multilingual and communication skills; and increased emphasis on teamwork. National, regional, and international agencies must work in partnership to strengthen/upgrade the quality and relevance of TVET teachers in Asia-Pacific countries. (Contains 13 references.) (MN)

Citation

Basu, C.K. (1997). Challenges of Current Social, Economical and Technological Developments and Need for Reforms/Renovations in Training of Teachers in Technical-Vocational Education. A Discussion Paper. Presented at UNEVOC/UNESCO International Round Table on Training of Teachers/Trainers in Technical and Vocational Education 1997. Retrieved January 28, 2020 from .

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