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A Comparison of VET Teachers Training in Higher Vocational Education between China and Japan

Tang Hong Bo 1,2 and Zou Zhe 3
1. Graduate Institute of Technological Vocation Education, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei Taiwan
2. Headmaster's office, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, China
3. Art Education college of Ji Mei University, Xiamen, China

Abstract—The teacher procession is the fundamental of the quality of education. Higher vocational education in Japan is well developed. In supporting the domestic economy, It has been accumulated rich experience in Vocational education and training (VET).This paper used content analysis and comparative education methods to compare the VET teachers training between Japan and China, in order to understand and learn from these experiences. From four dimensions which included systems, characteristics, laws and trends to compare the relevant of policies and regulations, teacher and training process, course system, professional standards, development status, characteristics, problems and development trends. Based on the results of this comparison, recommendations were proposed for cultivating higher vocational teachers in China, which included strengthening the construction of laws and regulations, the quality evaluation and construction of the guarantee system. Adapted to the needs of industrial development, established relatively independent professional qualification standards and training systems, and fostered “dual-qualified” teachers in cross-border collaboration.

Index Terms—Vocational Education and Training (VET), higher vocational education, teacher cultivation, comparison

Cite: Tang Hong Bo and Zou Zhe, "A Comparison of VET Teachers Training in Higher Vocational Education between China and Japan," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 246-251, September 2019. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.5.3.246-251