|Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific - Conference Report (UNEVOC - ACEID, 1996, 28 p.)|
Mr M. Qureshi, Specialist in Technical and Vocational
Mr J. Bartram (Adelaide Institute of TAFE), Mr Z Gillani (Pakistan)
Mr Bartram outlined the background to the project.
The Chairperson from the Exemplar Curriculum Working Group Report led the meeting through the document, explaining the purpose of the document and the principles on which it was based. The curriculum was competency based. It had been developed as 6 modules which could be delivered using a range of methodologies from distance to classroom. The modules could be offered as stand alone or in a number of sequences. The course is constructed as a 200 hour package in total. The award recommended was a Certificate in Technical and Vocational Education.
Delegates indicated the various responses of their respective countries. In particular, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Korea had moved very quickly towards adopting the exemplar curriculum to meet their own particular needs. It was anticipated that implementation would take place very rapidly.
Delegates stressed that UNESCO had provided a catalytic role in the development of entrepreneurial curriculum. The role of UNESCO will continue to be critical if the level of enthusiasm is to be maintained.
The meeting endorsed the recommendations of the Exemplar Curriculum Working Group.
That a core monitoring group be established.
That a clearing house for entrepreneurial training support be established.
One additional recommendation was put to the
That a proposal be developed to facilitate easy networking of UNEVOC and related centres.
Mr Ahmed, Director, UNESCO PROAP Bangkok attended for the part
of the meeting that considered recommendations and gave the final address. In so
doing, he thanked the members for their strong support and participation as
UNEVOC establishes itself in this