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Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System

Authors: Guo, Zhenyi, Lamb, Stephen

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  • is one of very few evaluations of China’s TVET system
  • draws together important data on education and training in China
  • provides a benchmark against which future change can be measured
  • identifies strengths and weaknesses to help target improvements
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China is experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon: breakneck industrialization on a scale and at a pace not seen before. It is trying to achieve in just a few decades what Western nations took more than a century to do. The arrival in the country’s cities of tens of millions of rural dwellers, at most semi-skilled, has put huge strain on the country’s system of vocational education, known as TVET. How have the Chinese authorities and their education administrators responded? Is China’s TVET system adapting to the rapidly evolving needs of its industry? Using the province of Yunnan as a subject, this detailed case study is a closely argued and sanguine analysis of the operation of TVET in China. The authors deployed a set of internationally comparable criteria to offer a searching assessment of current performance, at the same time documenting areas of strength and weakness. The question the authors’ methodology answers is how well China’s TVET system is performing compared to technical and vocational education structures in other countries. In fact, they discover that in Yunnan, a province representative of the challenges faced nationwide, much has indeed been done, from a wholesale overhaul of programs to make them relevant to industry requirements, to major investment in infrastructure. Teacher training has been reformed, and take-up of professional master’s and doctoral courses has been encouraged. Joint initiatives with bodies such as UNESCO have improved training and vocational education at high school level.

While there is a strong international history of such comparative evaluations, which are essential for policy makers to benchmark their administration, few studies have included China despite the enormous amount of value that can be learned from that country’s experience. This work will provide vital material for researchers, governments and development agencies alike.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 135,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8742-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3294-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Comparisons of China’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training System
Authors
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8743-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8743-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8742-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3294-0
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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