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Paradigm Shifts in Informal Sector Vocational Education and Training (VET): Exemplary Developments of the Market/Mechanic Village Schools in South-eastern Nigeria

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Perspective: The private, fluid and non academic structure of informal sector vocational education and training (VET) continues to change in proportion to improved practitioners’ educational attainment and national/international interventions. Data Source: The market/mechanic village school, established by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), exemplifies this change as it targets “uneducated/school dropouts” enlisted in informal apprenticeship programmes in business and vocational occupations in south-eastern Nigeria.
Objective: Thus this paper highlights the paradigm shifts in curricular structure, delivery mode (use of information communication technology and open learning principles) and increased effects of unionization as well as external interventions on informal sector VET. Method or techniques: The mixed research method was used to chronicle the developments in these schools. Key finding: The most significant paradigm shift is on taking school to learners instead of taking learners to school; which entailed integrating informal sector vocations and education. Conclusion: In the final analysis, the informal VET will continue on the trend in losing its obscurity status owing to increased acknowledgement of its contribution to the country’s workforce and economic development and what the learners make of these changes would determine the future of informal VET.
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Ogwo, Benjamin. "Paradigm Shifts in Informal Sector Vocational Education and Training (VET): Exemplary Developments of the Market/Mechanic Village Schools in South-eastern Nigeria" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p399627_index.html>

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Ogwo, B. A. "Paradigm Shifts in Informal Sector Vocational Education and Training (VET): Exemplary Developments of the Market/Mechanic Village Schools in South-eastern Nigeria" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p399627_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Perspective: The private, fluid and non academic structure of informal sector vocational education and training (VET) continues to change in proportion to improved practitioners’ educational attainment and national/international interventions. Data Source: The market/mechanic village school, established by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), exemplifies this change as it targets “uneducated/school dropouts” enlisted in informal apprenticeship programmes in business and vocational occupations in south-eastern Nigeria.
Objective: Thus this paper highlights the paradigm shifts in curricular structure, delivery mode (use of information communication technology and open learning principles) and increased effects of unionization as well as external interventions on informal sector VET. Method or techniques: The mixed research method was used to chronicle the developments in these schools. Key finding: The most significant paradigm shift is on taking school to learners instead of taking learners to school; which entailed integrating informal sector vocations and education. Conclusion: In the final analysis, the informal VET will continue on the trend in losing its obscurity status owing to increased acknowledgement of its contribution to the country’s workforce and economic development and what the learners make of these changes would determine the future of informal VET.


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