Welcome to this first edition of Vocational Education Exchange, the British Council’s new initiative for teachers and leaders interested in vocational education and skills.
Vocational Education Exchange magazine April 2016
Whether you’re a teacher at a vocational education secondary school, a college leader, or a lecturer of vocational courses, these pages provide an opportunity to share perspectives and learn new approaches to vocational education.
We speak face-to-face with a college principal, student and curriculum manager from Harrow College as they share their views on vocational education and the challenges ahead.
You'd be surprised to know that UK schools, colleges, universities and teachers face similar vocational education challenges as their colleagues in the Western Balkans. John Mountford shares his UK side of the story.
'The main challenges are that there isn't any clear strategy for the employer-VET provider cooperation.' - says Mexhide, a VET teacher from Kosovo.
A recent National Foundation for Educational Research report highlights what technical and vocational education should look like and how it can be understood and applied.
Every month we will provide you with practical materials and links to interesting, useful resources and articles.