|Guide Book for TVE Teacher Education Curriculum Development and Adaptation (NITE - UNESCO, 1996, 32 p.)|
|SECTION B - TVE TEACHER EDUCATION IN MEMBER COUNTRIES - A SUMMARY|
The current arrangement for teacher education in Technical and Vocational Education was designed to train prospective teachers of Industrial Arts at the elementary level, home economics at the Secondary Level, and Vocational and Technical Education in trade and industries, agriculture, fisheries, business and other technology courses at the Post Secondary non-degree and degree level. These courses are designed to provide basic theory and practice in preparing teachers for the overall programmes.
The policy of curriculum development for technical and vocational education is currently shifting towards competency based approach as an departure from the earlier practice of a specialization approach. On the other hand, the job analysis approach of curriculum development looks closely at each job title in a given field of study to specify the duties and tasks required. These are sequenced by level of position in the Manpower structure and the subjects to be taught follows sequencing.
These competencies become the same template for instructional delivery, evaluation and placement.
These are the same competencies tested for proficiently classification in the trade test, the certificate required for entry into the workforce.
The curriculum materials in competency based vocational education are modularized which facilitates the openness of exit and entry points in the trainees may select only one module to complete or selected modules or all the modules in an entire course.