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 Vocational education
The purpose of vocational education and training is both to qualify young people to work in a trade and to establish a basis for further education at the same time.
Admission to vocational education and training requires that mandatory basic schooling has been completed in accordance with the Primary School Act, which normally means 9 years of school attendance.
The theoretical part of the education takes place in technical and vocational colleges, while practical training is done on placement in business enterprises, which have to be approved for the purpose.
www.workindenmark.dk /Vocational_education   (435 words)

 Vocational Education Performance Standards. ERIC Digest
In the literature the terms educational indicator, quality indicator, outcome indicator, performance standard, and performance measure are used interchangeably, and there is general agreement that indicators or standards are single or composite statistics that reveal something about the performance or health of an educational system (Asche 1990).
Vocational education is a multifaceted system with a diverse clientele and multiple goals, and it exists in a complex policy environment.
Asche (1990) cautions vocational educators to be aware that indicators tend to measure quantity, not quality; are designed to serve policymakers, not educators; aim for parsimony, not complexity; tend to reflect those things that can be easily measured; and unless there is reasonable agreement on what educational goals should be, may shape the curriculum (p.
www.ericdigests.org /pre-9215/vocational.htm   (1350 words)

 Vocational education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vocational education can be at the secondary or post-secondary level and can interact with the apprenticeship system.
Vocational education is related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning.
At the post-secondary level vocational education is typically provided by an institute of technology, or by a local community college.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vocational_education   (1291 words)

 Vocational Education Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The height of enrollment in vocational education (voc ed) classes was during the 1970s when approximately 15% of students majored in voc ed.
Vocational education classes tend to be smaller, with an average of 17 students as opposed to 22 in non-vocational classes.
Vocational education programs vary widely in number, type, and diversity of courses offered, in their access to technical and industrial resources, and in the level of exposure they provide students to real-world work environments.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0005/ai_2602000556   (943 words)

 Vocational Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Vocational education, or career and technical education, is an elective program that provides middle, high school, and adult learners with training in a particular career.
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is currently holding town meetings to learn how communities across the country are ensuring all high school students graduate with the academic and technical skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and careers.
In Ohio, the goal of the state's vocational education program is to support a continuum of career development for all learners.
nasbe.org /Educational_Issues/New_Information/Policy_Updates/10_08.html   (1255 words)

 Vocational Education
Vocational education refers to the training which prepares students to take up specific trades or vocations, which are considered non-academic.
Vocational education is usually provided by an institute of techonology such as the Colorado Technical University.
Vocational education now is available in as diverse industries as retail, information technology, tourism, funeral services and in the traditional crafts and cottage industries.
vocational-education.blogspot.com   (127 words)

 Ministry of OCW - Education - Knowledge: Give and Take
Vocational education in the sectors agriculture, natural environment and food technology are provided by agricultural training centres, financed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food quality.
Vocational education offers participants from the age of 16 a choice of 700 vocational courses, four training levels and two routes different routes in which courses can be followed.
The work experience is made compulsory in the Adult and Vocational Education Act to guarantee the relevance of the courses to practice, and thus strengthen the ties between education and the labour market.
www.minocw.nl /english/education/vocational.html   (367 words)

 Nursing Reviews - VOCATIONAL EDUCATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In other words, vocational courses should be introduced in the Secondary Schools along with general subjects and of varied duration, from 1 to 3 years.
It implies that general and vocational education should not be segregated; rather the two should be galvanized.
“We visualize the future trend of school education to be towards a fruitful mingling of general and vocational education containing some elements of pre-vocational and technical education and vocational education, in its turn, having all elements of general education.
nursingplanet.com /nr/index.php?title=vocational_education&more=1&...   (1639 words)

 Vocational Education
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) - A non-profit association of education and training organizations and individuals devoted to the constructive and consistent use of the continuing education unit and to the improvement of the quality and effectiveness of continuing education, training and human resource development.
National Association for Trade and Industrial Education (NATIE) - NATIE is comprised of teachers, supervisors, teacher educators, and administrators on the local state and national levels, and focuses exclusively on the needs and future of trade and industrial education.
Vocational Education and Training for People with Disabilities - Information about vocational education and training (VET) and employment for people with a disability, including support for students working towards a qualification, access courses and bridging courses.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/vocational_ed   (647 words)

 Library: Adult & Vocational Education
Although the adult education enterprise varies in scope, philosophy, and structure in different nations, it is not unusual for approaches to adult education developed in one region or country to spread.
The broad view of adult education and adult learning emanating from the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education supports the idea that adult educators should be wary of perspectives on lifelong learning and globalization that advocate an approach to education that emphasizes economic issues over one that fosters social issues and human values.
Summarizes a conference that was designed to show the importance of adult education for the 21st century, encourage worldwide commitment to the right of adults to education, and strengthen and expand international cooperation.
library.educationworld.net /a1/a1-4.html   (1690 words)

 UNESCO | Education - UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre
Prepared in the context of vocational education, the contents of this paper are generally applicable to any qualifications that are based on standards of performance.
Education for All (EFA) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are the foundation stones upon which education programmes throughout UNESCO are built.
If education is the key to economic and social development, then UNEVOC believes that TVET is the master key which opens the doors to poverty alleviation, greater equity and justice.
portal.unesco.org /education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5854&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (300 words)

 Deal reached on vocational education law - Boston.com
Career education is a vast field, with options such as architectural drawing, landscape design and computer programming.
The bill changes the title from vocational education to "career and technical education" -- a nod to teachers who say "voc-ed" conjures images of classes from earlier decades.
House Committee on Education and the Workforce: http://edworkforce.house.gov/
www.boston.com /news/education/k_12/articles/2006/07/20/deal_reached_on_vocational_education_law   (483 words)

 Vocational Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The areas of concentration most frequently offered by vocational education programs focus on business, trade and industry, health, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, marketing, and technology.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) recently held a symposium "Preparing America's Future: The High School Symposium" in Washington, D.C. The symposium included several panels that focused on the high school years, including the role of career and technical education.
One paper in particular, entitled "The Role of Career and Technical Education in the American High School: A Student Centered Analysis" by Kenneth Gray from Penn State University, provides a good summary of the status of vocational education today.
www.nasbe.org /Educational_Issues/New_Information/Policy_Updates/10_08.html   (1255 words)

 Perkins Vocational Education Act
In addition, these individuals must be provided with equal access to the full range of vocational education programs available to others, including occupationally specific courses of study, cooperative education, apprenticeship programs, and, to the extent practical, comprehensive guidance and counseling services.
Under the law, vocational educational planning should be coordinated among public agencies, including vocational education, special education, and the state vocational rehabilitation agencies.
The provision of vocational education to youth with disabilities should be monitored to ensure that such education is consistent with objectives stated in the student's IEP.
www.napcse.org /specialeducationlaw/perkinsvocational.php   (351 words)

 Information in English
The purpose of the pilot project was to build up a bank of experience relating to new courses, new educational forms and new course providers and to investigate the extent of interest in this type of vocational education on the part of the employment market and the students involved.
The KY education is post-secondary, in the sense that completed upper secondary education or equivalent knowledge is required for eligibility.
A course provider applying for permission to arrange KY must have an overall syllabus for the educational programme and a syllabus for the individual course in which objectives are defined.
www.ky.se /engelskainfo.html   (966 words)

 Issues - Vocational Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act has been approved by both the Education Reform Subcommittee and the Education and the Workforce Committee with broad bipartisan support.
On 21, 2004, the Education and the Workforce Committee held a markup of H.R. 4496, the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act and approved the bill by voice vote - Opening Statements and Related Documents
On July 14, 2004, the Education Reform Subcommittee held a markup of H.R. 4496, the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act and approved the bill by voice vote - Opening Statements and Related Documents
edworkforce.house.gov /issues/108th/education/voced/voced.htm   (505 words)

 Vocational Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ohio Vocational and Adult Education -- Career, Technical and Adult Education for the State of Ohio, Department of Education is available from this website.
Journal of Vocational and Technical Education -- Archived copies of the journal are available from 1994 to the present from this digital library website.
VICA (Vocational Clubs of America) -- A national organization for high school and college students enrolled in technical, skilled, health and service occupations.
www.soita.org /resources/teacher/curriculum/voced.html   (425 words)

 Vocational Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The law offers vocational education greater flexibility in how federal funds are spent, while maintaining vocational education as a separate program administered through the educational system.
In addition, the reform initiatives of tech prep and the integration of academic and vocational instruction are continued.
School districts not participating in the Vocational Education Consortium may participate in the Articulation Project for a fee.
www.wkec.org /VocEd/voced.htm   (162 words)

 BBC NEWS | Education | Ideas to boost job-related study
Secondly, the vocational curriculum had to be rooted in current industrial practice.
The solutions were to bring in teachers from further education, with industry experience, to move school students into FE colleges for part of the week, and to make it attractive for people in industry to teach part-time.
The whole issue of 14 to 19 education is being looked at by a taskforce headed by the former chief schools inspector, Mike Tomlinson.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/education/3142532.stm   (714 words)

 Data on Vocation Education (DOVE) - About DOVE
The primary use of the DOVE system is to report on the status of vocational education.
These publications include Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000, the most recent NCES publication that synthesizes vocational education data at the secondary and postsecondary levels.
In addition, the DOVE system is a primary data source for the National Assessment of Vocational Education (NAVE), a periodic, congressionally mandated evaluation of vocational education programs and legislation.
nces.ed.gov /surveys/dove   (248 words)

 UNESCO | Education - Technical and Vocational Education - TVET
Worldwide, countries are renewing efforts to promote technical and vocational education and training.
UNESCO assists governments to provide education that prepares young people for the world of work.
But what are the progress made by countries in promoting technical and vocational education and training.
portal.unesco.org /education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=34101&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (156 words)

 Welcome to the International Vocational Education and Training Association
is an organization and network of vocational educators, vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide.
IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training wherever it exists and wherever it is needed.
Members include practitioners, researchers, and students in the field of vocational education and training as well as institutions, organizations, and companies actively engaged in human resource development.
www.iveta.org   (492 words)

 Newsvine - Deal Reached on Vocational Education Law
The bill changes the title from vocational education to "career and technical education" — a nod to teachers who say "voc-ed" conjures images of classes from earlier decades.
There seems to be a recent overemphasis in middle class America on moving all high school graduates on to college, and an excessive effort to prevent these individuals from "wasting" their lives in 2-year programs or endeavors.
In doing this, you are preventing those who would prefer a vocational class carreer (one where most of the education comes from on-the-job experience) from getting this experience, and creating excessive financial burdens.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/07/20/295577-deal-reached-on-vocational-education-law   (626 words)

 Vocational Education Degrees - Get Your Education Degree
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www.getyoureducationdegree.com /cat_voca.html   (2727 words)

 Vocational education, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
BLS Career Information is a place where kids can find information on job opportunities related to the arts, math, science, physical education and outdoors, reading, and social studies.
Educational videos are accompanied by lesson guides and include topics in school subject areas, preschool through college.
Information and educational materials are available on areas including history, health, agriculture, and natural resources.
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