Planning and Policy Development for Technical Vocational Education and Training Systems

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Title Planning and Policy Development for Technical Vocational Education and Training Systems
Author Maclean, R; Pavlova, Margarita B.
Book Title International Encyclopaedia of Education
Editor Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract This article analyzes issues such as the scope, scale, and coherence within technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and across different sectors within particular countries to demonstrate the complexity of TVET policy formulation. It is argued in the article that tensions between the pressures for global uniformity and regional specificity should be considered by policymakers. It is also argued that any attempt to develop a universal set of principles for policy development should be adopted with caution, particularly due to differences in the labor-market structures across the countries. Two types of theories are proposed to provide the basis for understanding how educational policy could be planned. They are the high-skills thesis and life-based learning which provide the basis for macro- and micro-levels planning.
Peer Reviewed Yes
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Publisher URI http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/719036/description#description
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Volume 8
Edition 3rd edition
Chapter Number 65
Page from 469
Page to 475
ISBN 9780080448930
Date Accessioned 2011-02-17
Date Available 2011-06-20T06:48:59Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Technical, Further and Workplace Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/39175
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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