Tvet cte policy initiatives in korea and southeast asian countries; a comparative study paryono, global hr forum 2010.pdf, seoul, korea
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Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has become one of priority areas of UNESCO and has been part of education reform initiatives in Korea and some countries Southeast Asia. UNESCO ...
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has become one of priority areas of UNESCO and has been part of education reform initiatives in Korea and some countries Southeast Asia. UNESCO further states that skills development through TVET are increasingly seen as critical to educational development, labor market inclusion and economic growth. Thus TVET can be seen as the Master Key, which opens the doors to poverty alleviation, rising standards of living, greater justice, equity and fairness in our various societies (UNESCO UNEVOC). Realizing the importance of TVET, this paper will highlight various TVET reform initiatives happening in Korea and some countries in Southeast Asia, examines commonalities and lessons leaned from the policies and practices both at the national and school levels. Among others, this paper will elaborates some of the reform initiatives such as policies on enhancing access and equity, quality assurance, skills standards, assessment, and recognition, and school management. This paper also includes some success stories on how TVET has successfully become alternative pathways for success.
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