INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY ON VOCATIONAL TRAINING QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM
KRIVET (KOREA, REPUBLIC OF)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This research is a case study that compares the quality assurance system of Korean vocational training, which is composed of preliminary examination, monitoring, and post evaluation, and the assessment of vocational training institutions and quality assurance system of three model countries. Through this, this research is trying to deduce implications for establishing the total quality assurance system of vocational training institutions.
In order to develop the total quality assurance system of vocational training, this research will be looking at different foreign cases which continuously have been trying to administer the quality of training institutions in a systematic way. Especially analyzing assessment of vocational training institutions and quality assurance system of three model countries: United States, who has 100 years history of accrediting educational institutions, United Kingdom, who promotes education quality assurance through standard improvements, and Australia, who has a close academic-industrial cooperation system as basis.
United Kingdom is a typical country that operates government-driven quality assurance system, which equips diverse quality assurance system for education reform. Australia fundamentally follows the English system but has developed its own quality assurance system for vocational competency development training, making use of Australian characteristic of having advanced vocational trainings. These are the reasons why both of these countries are selected. Additionally, United States has a market and government combined training quality assurance system, based on training institutions’ autonomy and accountability. This expects to give implications to the Korean vocational training quality assurance system, which gradually is being reformed into a demand based vocational training system.
Through analysis of these foreign model cases, getting implications for establishing the total quality assurance system of the Korean vocational training institutions is expected.
Keywords: Vocational training, quality assurance, international comparative study, case study.