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Author Guo, Zhenyi, Dr.

Title International comparisons of China's technical and vocational education and training system / by Zhenyi Guo, Stephen Lamb
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010
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Series Technical and vocational education and training series ; 12
UNESCO-UNEVOC book series ; 12
Contents Note continued: Context Indicators -- Input Indicators -- Process Indicators -- Outputs/Outcomes Indicators -- Outcomes -- Data Sources -- Educational Statistics Yearbook of China -- Educational Finance Statistical Yearbook of China -- Labor and Social Security Yearbook of China -- Labor Statistical Yearbook of China -- Fifth National Population Census -- Countries Selected for Comparison -- Conclusion -- 6. Comparisons of Social and Economic Context -- Context Comparisons Using Selected Indicators -- Indicator 1.1 Educational Attainment of the Adult Population (25-64), by Age -- Indicator 1.2 GDP Per Capita in Different Countries -- Indicator 1.3 Labour Force Participation Rates -- Indicator 1.4 Unemployment Rates by Level of Educational Attainment and Gender -- 7. Resources -- Input Indicators -- Comparisons Using Selected Input Indicators -- Indicator 2.1 Public Expenditure on Education as a Percentage of GDP (2004) -- Indicator 2.2 Public Expenditure on Education as a Percentage of Government Expenditure -- Indicator 2.3 Expenditure on Education Institutions per Student Across Levels of Education -- Indicator 2.4 Per Student Expenditure on Secondary Education by Programme -- Indicator 2.5 Public and Private Investment in Educational Institutions at All Levels -- Additional Possible Input Indicators -- Conclusion -- 8. Participation and Outcome Indicators -- Participation in Initial TVET -- Indicator 3.1 Participation Rates in Upper Secondary TVET Programmes -- Indicator 3.2 Participation in Initial TVET by Gender -- Indicator 3.3 Participation in Initial TVET by Age -- Indicator 3.4 Participation in Initial TVET by Location -- Indicator 3.5 Duration of Initial TVET Programmes -- Indicator 3.6 Participation in Programmes Giving Access to Further Education -- Graduation
Note continued: Indicator 3.7 Upper Secondary Gross Graduation Rates, by Programme and Gender -- Participation In Continuing TVET -- Indicator 3.8 Participation Rates in Continuing TVET -- Indicator 3.9 Participation in Continuing TVET by Gender -- Indicator That Cannot Yet Be Included -- Access and Transition -- Completion -- Labour Market Outcomes -- Productivity Outcomes -- Conclusion -- 9. Work-Based Education and Training -- Considering TVET in the Context of Yunnan -- Economy and Labour Force of Yunnan -- Segmented Labour Market -- Urban and Rural Employment in Yunnan -- Enterprise Registration (Ownership) Status in Yunnan -- Data Collection Survey on Continuing Vocational Training in Yunnan -- Enterprises Selected for the Survey -- Questionnaires -- Survey Process -- Employee Feedback on the Survey -- Emplyer Feedback -- Analysis of Data from the Employee and Employer Questionnaires -- General Characteristics of the Surveyed Enterprises -- General Characteristics of the Employee Sample Reflected in the Data -- Funding of Enterprise Training -- Participation in Work-Based Training -- Applying the Survey Results from Yannan to International Comparisons -- Comparison with the EU Based on Key Quantitative CVT Indicators -- Training Incidence -- Training Access -- Training Intensity -- Training Cost -- Comparision of CVT (Work-Based Formal Training) -- Surface Measures of Overall Performance -- Comparisons of Aggregate Performance -- 10. Conclusion -- Performance of the Chinese TVET System -- On International Comparisons and TVET Data -- Final Note
Summary China is experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon: breakneck industrialization on a scale and at a pace not seen before. It is trying to achieve in just a few decades what Western nations took more than a century to do. The arrival in the country's cities of tens of millions of rural dwellers, at most semi-skilled, has put huge strain on the country's system of technical and vocational education and training, known as TVET. How have the Chinese authorities and their education administrators responded? Is China's TVET system adapting to the rapidly evolving needs of its industry? Using the province of Yunnan as a subject, this detailed case study is a closely argued and sanguine analysis of the operation of TVET in China. The authors deployed a set of internationally comparable criteria to offer a searching assessment of current performance, at the same time documenting areas of strength and weakness. The question the authors' methodology answers is how well China's TVET system is performing compared to technical and vocational education structures in other countries. In fact, they discover that in Yunnan, a province representative of the challenges faced nationwide, much has indeed been done, from a wholesale overhaul of programmes to make them relevant to industry requirements, to major investment in infrastructure. Teacher training has been reformed, and take-up of professional master's and doctoral courses has been encouraged. Joint initiatives with bodies such as UNESCO have improved training and vocational education at high-school level
While there is a strong international history of such comparative evaluations, which are essential for policy makers to benchmark their administration, few studies have included China despite the enormous amount of value that can be learned from that country's experience. This work will provide vital material for researchers, governments and development agencies alike. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Occupational training -- China.
Vocational education -- China.
Occupational training -- China -- Yunnan Sheng -- Case studies.
Vocational education -- China -- Yunnan Sheng -- Case studies.
China -- Intellectual life -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Lamb, Stephen (Stephen P.)
ISBN 9048187427