02 SES 10 A, Organisations, Labour Market And Vocational School Management
Parallel Paper Session
Vocational education has been one of the primary policy areas of governments, industrialized and developing alike in last decades (Şimşek & Yıldırım, 2000). For example, in U.S. there are some new programs, collaborate both industry and education like Motorola University (Wiggerhorn, 1990). The European Union has also put in place policies and programs to support technical and vocational education training to improve economic and social development in EU (Masson & Fretwell, 2009).
As one of the most advanced economies of the Middle East, Turkey is in the process of negotiation to EU, and copes with this improving about vocational and technical education. For example, one of the national projects, embracing both Ministry of Education and some industry organizations is “Vocational Schooling, Country Issue” [Meslek Lisesi, Memleket Meselesi]. As of 2010, 2,072,487 students enrolled in 5,179 vocational-technical schools instructed by about 104,327 teachers in Turkey (MEB, 2011).
In this integration process, there are still some problems, and the school administrators has crucial role due to their missions among students, teachers and the Ministry of Education.
As a result, the purpose of the research was to investigate the challenges and the problems in encountered by school administrators’ in a vocational school.
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