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Breakthrough In Vocational and Technical Education, A: The Singapore Story

by Song Seng Law World Scientific / Inst Of Policy Studies, S'pore
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9789814616416
Format:
Hbk 308 pages
Price:
AU$94.99 NZ$95.65
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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There has been much international effort to improve or transform Vocational and Technical Education (VTE). However, the outcomes often remain elusive. VTE continues to be largely shunned by society as a sector of education for low-achievers and academic failures.A Breakthrough in VTE: The Singapore Story shares the Singapore experience that was made possible through strategic planning, organisational excellence, innovation and ingenuity. It is a compelling story of how the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) began to transform lives and change its image over a period of fifteen years (1992-2007). This book, based on a first-hand CEO account, vividly captures the sort of leadership, policy choices, fundamental principles and capabilities in the journey of transformation. The details of the 'what, when, how and why' are a valuable guide for leaders and practitioners in building quality and sustainable VTE systems which are responsive to social and economic needs.