Vocational Education and Training in Asia

  • Jandhyala B. G. Tilak


India and many other countries in the Asian region have placed varying emphases on general and vocational education, depending upon several historical, social, economic and political considerations. Further, with rapid transformation of societies in social, political, economic, technological and education spheres there has been a sea change in the perspectives on the need for and nature of vocational education and training. This chapter provides a brief account of the progress made by the countries in the Asian region in vocational education and training, and discusses a few important emerging issues of serious concern.


Diversification Differentiation Skill-culture Human capital ‘Specific’ human capital World Bank Employment Social rate of return 


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