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50 Years of Technical Education in Singapore : How to Build a World Class TVET System (Hardcover)
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This book describes in vivid detail how a newly independent nation with neither a history of technical education nor industry, developed in a short period of time a world-class system of technical and vocational education that helped it make rapid progress in its manufacturing and industrial sector. The economy and the education sector both developed in parallel, with each complementing the other, utilizing strategies and making the decisions that were to bring the country quickly to advanced status.Studies show that premature investment in higher education at the expense of technical and vocational education has created many leaders but few doers, leading to high unemployment. The Singapore Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) story demonstrates how governmental support helped changed the image of technical and vocational education to one equal with higher education, yet including bridges and ladders to allow everyone to maximize their potential.
Number of Pages: 181
Sub-Genre: History, Educational Policy + Reform / General
Series Title: World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-building
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Street Date: January 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0825
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