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Joong, Yee Han P; Hutton, Disraeli M.; Scott, R.
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Comparison of the Implementation of Technical and Vocational Schools in Canada, China, Taiwan and Jamaica
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Caribbean Conference on TVET
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2012
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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Abstract
Educational changes of the past decade were brought about by globalization pressures. We witnessed evidence of the shifting educational landscape within schools and in many countries, but there have been limited studies conducted on its impact on the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE). This is a comparative study conducted in four countries which have implemented secondary education reforms in TVE. Sample schools included four technical and vocational schools and non-technical schools that offer technical courses. It examined the planning and delivery of technical and vocational courses from the perspectives of teachers, students, and principals across multiple schools and contexts. Specific areas of focus and examination include curriculum, teaching strategies, student evaluation, classroom management, integration of technology, availability of resources and professional development of instructors. Comparisons will be made between the four jurisdictions and between technical courses offered in different types of schools. There will also be follow up discussions on the lessons learned and recommendations on the future of Technical and Vocational Education in Jamaica.....
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