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|Other Titles:||Developing the Future of Technological and Vocational Education: An Analysis of the Direction that Vocational Education Should Take|
Office of Teacher Education and Career Service
During the past 50 years technological and vocational education has made ignificant contributions to Taiwan's economic development by training mass technical specialists. Currently, the type of industry has been transferring gradually from labor-intensive to technology-intensive and even knowledge-intensive industry. This transformation ha resulted in rapid changes to Taiwan's industrial structure and technology base that has affected the preparedness of technological college graduates to enter the high-tech workforce. Vocational education is the base of technological education. However, with now facing global competition and industrial transformation rapidly, vocational education i failing to meet the need of industry. Because the entering higher school doctrine till exists in most parents' value. It resulted from vocational senior school students' professional skills and hands-on competencies were not a good as before. This article adopted literatme review to discuss the problem of vocational education in status quo and to propose the directions that it should take in the future. The main problem in ocational education were: First, an excessive middle-level technical manpower training, ignoring basic skills manpower cultivation; Second, local governments setting up too many highschools, ignoring the manpower needs of industries in local; Third, the majority of parents and junior high school teachers do not know what is vocational education, ignore the student interest and aptitudes; Fourth, reducing internship and practice courses and weaken the students' employability. According to these problems, the author made a number of recommendations to the future of vocational education as the future direction we should take, including: First, vocational schools shall promptly face of the trend of fewer children shocks, shaping their own school characteristics is the right way; Second, increasing the junior high school students and teachers' real work world knowledge and
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