The quality of teachers is an essential element of a strong vocational education and training (VET) system. VET performs many important functions in society, including responding to a constantly changing labour market as a result of rapid changes to the economy and society. Recent changes in VET have focused specifically on meeting the needs of the world of work in order to support countries’ development agendas. These improvements, which target the efficiency and effectiveness of VET systems, also need to be reflected in VET teacher training.
This has become a priority for governments and other stakeholders, however, there are numerous challenges related to different aspects of VET teacher training, including curriculum design. This chapter provides an overview of VET teacher training in Mainland China (with some reference to Hong Kong SAR), and highlights the approaches/models used for teacher training, as well as the challenges encountered in improving the effectiveness of teacher training in response to the various development trends in VET. The overview is based on a review of literature, curriculum and policy documents. Copyright © 2022 selection and editorial matter, John Chi-Kin Lee and Timo Ehmke; individual chapters, the contributors.
|Title of host publication||Quality in teacher education and professional development: Chinese and German perspectives|
|Editors||John Chi-Kin LEE, Timo EHMKE|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367469375, 9781032055305|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
CitationPavlova, M., & Chen, C. S. (2022). Improving the effectiveness of teacher training for the vocational education and training (VET) sector in China: Trends, challenges and approaches. In J. C.-K. Lee & T. Ehmke (Eds.), Quality in teacher education and professional development: Chinese and German perspectives (pp. 206-225). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
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