Expanding TVET at the secondary education level
30 Jan 2014
This booklet focuses on making TVET accessible to more young people in Asia and the Pacific. It gives an overview of vocationalisation as a concept and introduces ways of integrating TVET at secondary level. The study also considers the question of whether vocationalisation of secondary education is a valid policy option at all.
Given the diversity of the region, there is a range of ways in which vocationalisation is taking place in practice. Drawing on the experiences from five countries in the Asia-Pacific region (China, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Republic of Uzbekistan), the booklet paints a picture of vocationalisation strategies within the region and, by discussing them critically, provides valuable policy advice.
The main purpose of this booklet is to be a useful resource document for policymakers and practitioners, enabling them to make informed decisions on policies which could allow their countries to benefit from TVET at secondary level, and thereby permit young people to develop their full potential and lead productive and fulfilled lives.