TVET stigmatization in developing countries: reality or fallacy?

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TVET (technical vocational education and training) programmes have been in existence in most developing African countries including Ghana for decades. But their intended productive and inventive output of producing readily employable and or self-employable graduates, and serving as a real economic bail out for the deteriorating economies in Africa is yet to be achieved. This worrying development has culminated in a stigmatization towards the study of the TVET programmes in higher institutions in Ghana. This paper therefore explores briefly the historicity of TVET in Ghana, including the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Industry; Economics; Teaching and learning; Evaluation; Outcomes; Governance

Keywords: Technical education and training; Polytechnic; University; Education industry relationship; Developing economy; Curriculum development; Curriculum; Program evaluation; Attitude; History; Recommendations; Outcomes of education and training; Relevance of education and training; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Ghana; Africa

Published: [Gillingham, England]: European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, 2014

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Also called: Technical vocational education and training stigmatization in developing countries: reality or fallacy?

Journal volume: 1

Journal number: 1

Journal date: September 2014

Pages: pp. 27-42

Statement of responsibility: Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel, Eric Agyarkoh, Sumaila, Mohammed Sumaila, Patrique DeGraft Yankson

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 118.399

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