Country report of Barbados

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Within the limitations of its resources, Barbados has been able to provide technical and vocational education in the context of a structured education system. Technical and vocational education is given as part of general education at the secondary level, while at the tertiary level, various institutions provide training for skilled workers and higher technicians. The transition has been relatively easy and smooth for most students trained in these institutions. Research and curriculum development are undertaken by the Ministry of Education. The National Curriculum Development Council, set up in 1973, has been doing significant work in curriculum renewal. Vocational guidance is provided by part-time teachers from industry since there is a certain shortage of teacher training programmes

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International Symposium on Problems of Transition from Technical and Vocational Schools to Work, Berlin, Germany, 1980

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