|Five Years Later: Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Central Asia and Mongolia (GTZ - IIEP, 1997, 136 p.)|
Since 1991, the date of their independence, the five republics of Central Asia have made enormous efforts to reconstruct their education systems, particularly in the field of technical and vocational education. The rapid transformation of the economy and the labour market inevitably resulted in a state of crisis for the training system. This situation also applies to Mongolia, which continues its transition towards a market-oriented economy. In this context, the book reviews the state of technical and vocational education five years after independence. It also includes a comparative analysis of the technical and vocational education systems in Central Asia and Mongolia and how they are being adapted to their new environment following the break-up of the USSR.
Georges Prokhoroff, statistician by training, was for many years a senior civil servant with the French Ministries of Finance and Education. Later on, within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he contributed to technical co-operation in education and training with Central and Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation. He is presently an international consultant working on various issues related to the management and evaluation of education systems.
Dieter Timmermann, Professor of Economics of Education and Educational Planning at the University of Bielefeld (Germany), has published numerous works on economic aspects of education and vocational training. He also serves as consultant for various international organizations and for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), particularly on the subject of financing education.
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