Vocational education in South Africa: strategies for improvement

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page: http://hdl.voced.edu.au/10707/239369.


Corporate author:
Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE)

Abstract:

This paper is based on research by Rolf Stumpf and Gustav Niebuhr for [Centre for Development and Enterprise] CDE on the international experience of vocationally-oriented education relevant to South Africa. It summarises what needs to be done to strengthen vocationally-oriented education in South Africa, where school leavers are exposed to engineering, technological, electrical, building related, agricultural and other occupations, but need further post-school training before they can enter the labour market. In the light of South Africa’s critical need for technical and artisan skills, plus the apartheid legacy that stigmatised vocational education, the research indicates that the country should develop a policy framework for making vocationally-oriented education (through specialist ‘focus schools’ or through general secondary schools) a much more attractive option within a system of diversified education provision.

Published abstract.

  [-] Show less

This paper is based on research by Rolf Stumpf and Gustav Niebuhr for [Centre for Development and Enterprise] CDE on the international experience of vocationally-oriented education relevant to South Africa. It summarises what needs to be done to strengthen vocationally-oriented education in South Africa, where school leavers are exposed to engineering, technological, electrical, building related, agricultural and other occupations, but need further post-school training before they can enter the labour market. In the light of South Africa’s critical need for technical and artisan skills, ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Governance; Policy; Research; Management

Keywords: Education and training system; Planning of education and training; Strategic planning; Skill development; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa; Australia; Oceania; Korea (South); Asia; Switzerland; Germany; Europe

Published: Johannesburg, South Africa: Centre for Development and Enterprise, 2012

Physical description: 12 p.

Access item:
http://www.skillzhub.co.za/files/documents/Vocational%20education%20in%20South%20Africa_%20Strategies%20for%20improvement_May%202012_3.pdf

ISBN: 9780987023100

Resource type: Paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 111.268



NCVER Author-Date style

 
Citation only
Full record
End Note
Plain Text
Rich Text
MS Word
 
 

 

Download