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Development of an evaluation model for Korean national vocational education system

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  • Development of an evaluation model for Korean national vocational education system
  • Chang, HeaJung; Shim, Jihyun
  • Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training


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Title Development of an evaluation model for Korean national vocational education system
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Author(English)

Chang, HeaJung; Shim, Jihyun

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[Seoul]:Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training

Date 2012-10
Series Title; No Conference Paper
Pages 15
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education

Abstract

Korean vocational education has been rapidly expanded in terms of its quality and quantity since the government has been established. Basically Korean national vocational education policy about unemployed workers focuses on vocational education and training for the unemployed aimed at cover all socially vulnerable objects and clams to advocate labor welfare. Following government's strong will to labor welfare, more than 4,000 training institutes are established and train the unemployed approximately 400,000 per year and annually 1 billion dollar is spending for vocational education and training in Korea.
However, there are rising expressions of concerns about the growth. The development of Korean national vocational education system (KNVES) has been more focused on its growth in quantity. While growth if quantity has been more valued in Korean society, the quality of the system has been disvalued. Based on the concern, this study tries to develop a policy evaluation model for KNVES and suggest political applications so that building internal stability in the system. The development process progressed as follow; to draw out current problems and core stakeholders, several experts meetings and conferences were held; to develop its theoretical foundation, intensive literature review was carried; to develop an initial evaluation model, several workshop was took place; to verify the initial model, simulation and survey was performed; to develop final evaluation model, results were analyzed and additional workshop with main stakeholders was held.
Final evaluation model for KNVES was developed basically on the Chen’s theory driven evaluation (1990, 2004, & 2005) and consist with two parts, action model and change model. In the Chang model, the relationship between interventions needed each part and their expected performance was suggested. In Action model, the expected action of each stakeholder for successful objective completion was clearly suggested. The final version of the evaluation model is the combination of the action and change model. In spite of its limitations, the final model and its contents is expected to be useful for policy makers by breaking each stage and clarifying stakeholders, their expected roles, and interaction between them and each stage’s objective.