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close this bookThe Development of Technical and Vocational Education in Africa: Case Studies From Selected Countries (UNEVOC, 1996, 410 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsPART I: TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN AFRICA: A SYNTHESIS OF CASE STUDIES
Open this folder and view contentsPART II: TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
Open this folder and view contentsPART III: POLICY AND LEGISLATION FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TO ENHANCE COOPERATION WITH THE WORLD OF WORK
View the documentANNEX: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CASE STUDIES

ANNEX: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CASE STUDIES

ANALYSIS OF THE PRESENT SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

- Economic conditions

- Human resource development

- The existing Technical and Vocational Education system (legislation, management, structures, institutions and articulation with other elements of the educational system, etc.)

FORECAST OF THE FUTURE SITUATION

- What the country hopes to achieve through an improved technical and vocational education system

WAYS TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED FUTURE SITUATION

- Identification of the existing problems

- National policies and innovation measures to promote the further development of technical and vocational education

The ultimate objective of the national contribution should indicate the desired future situation vis-a-vis Technical and Vocational Education in national socio-economic development. In this context it is recommended that the following issues should be included:

i) Strategies to innovate Technical and Vocational Education systems to cope with the changing demands of the labour market caused by national economic development.

ii) Policies to promote close linkages between Technical and Vocational Education institutions and industries.

iii) Strategies to raise the social status of the entire technical and vocational education system and its graduates.

iv) Approaches to allocate and efficiently utilise the financial resources to support Technical and Vocational Education.

v) Efforts to include entrepreneurial orientation and skills in Technical and Vocational Education.

vi) Measures to improve the quality of teachers and instructors.

vii) Procedures to promote articulation between Technical and Vocational Education and other elements of the educational systems, especially higher education.

viii) Ways to improve career guidance and counselling.

ix) Policies to improve the participation of special social groups in Technical and Vocational Education.

x) Development of Technical and Vocational Education in the informal sector.

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