Vocational Education In China Case Study

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The People’s Republic of China’s emergence as the ‘world factory’ and their sustained rates of economic and industrial growth over the past few years is a result of their successful structural transformation both in terms of output and employment. This success can be very well attributed to the educational reforms taken up by China. Whenever an economy expands, it faces a shortage of skilled workforce. In shifting from agrarian to industrial economy, China faced the same and China has tackled this problem by utilizing its demographic dividend through Technical, Vocational and Educational Training system (TVET).
With thrust on lifelong education and learning, The TVET system has been comprehensively designed taking into account Vocational Education and Training in the School system and outside the school system.
• Vocational education in the school system: Managed by Ministry Of Education(MOE), it works at three levels:
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Primary/ junior secondary level: Children in the age group 12-14 get exposed to Vocational Education for the first time during the last three years of the compulsory 9 years of primary education. Aimed at imparting basic technical education and training especially in rural areas. Not much prominence is given to vocational training at this level and junior secondary vocational schools form a very small portion of the number of vocational schools in China. After completing 9 years of compulsory education, every student is required to take up a common entrance exam ‘zhongkao’, the score in which determines admission into senior academic and vocational schools. Mostly, school graduates with lower scores end up in Vocational Secondary schools. Out of 88.4 percent students continuing into secondary education, 47 percent g for Vocational

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