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|Other Titles:||A Study on the Current Status and Development Issues of the Technical High Schools in Japan|
Department of Industrial Education, NTNU
Due to the changes of industrial structure, low birth rate, and increasing aging population, Japan has implemented a series of educational reforms to train students with necessary professional ideology, and to strengthen their practical ability, communication and problem solving skills. Since the technical high schools could cultivate students basic knowledge, skills and affect needed by industries, and practice human resource development program of vocational education, it is considered to be a pillar to support the growth of Japanese economy. This study conducted document analysis to explore the development of the technical high schools in Japan, the evolutions of related educational regulations, and its current situation and reform. The results indicated that in order to increase the quality of technical high schools, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan has been active in promoting Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education and revising the Curriculum Guidelines for High Schools. Moreover, cultivating the talents with specialized skills, extensive living experience and skills needed by regional industries has been emphasized by the means of activities that enhance students' workplace and employment experiences. Japanese experiences are valuable for us in considering how to integrate career clusters/categories and revise curriculum for vocational high schools to facilitate students transferring from schools to industries.
|Appears in Collections:||技術及職業教育學報|
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