How the world does vocational education
03 Apr 2008
I have a news series showing on BBC World which looks at how practical, vocational education works in: China, India, Japan, the USA, the UK, and Germany.
The differences in approach are fascinating and we have much to learn from other countries where they place a greater value on hands-on, skills-based learning.
The series follows the education of:
- A trainee diamond setter in the UK
- An apprentice piano-maker in Germany
- A trainee air hostess in India
- An electricity lineman in the USA
- A novice cartoon animator in Japan
- A trainee chef in China
The programmes are broadcast on BBC World starting on Tuesdays at 1930 GMT each week from April 8th to May 13th.
- Wednesdays at 0930 and 1230 (Asia Pacific only)
- Thursdays at 1530
- Fridays at 0130 (not South Asia, Middle East or Asia Pacific) and 0730