Explanation of Potentials and Missing Initiatives in Palestinian Vocational and Technical Education Contents, Structure and Training
Authors: Imad S.A.Salem (1*), Dr. Najihah A.W (2)
Ph.D Student, Philosophy and Islamic Civilization, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia (1*)
Assoc. Prof, Research Institute for Islamic Products and Malay Civilization (INSPIRE), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia (2)
The study aims at explaining the missing initiatives in the contents,
structure and training of vocational and technical education in Palestine.
The impacts of vocational and technical education have not been largely perceived
in Palestinian communities as it is yet to be placed on the hierarchy of productivity,
growth and development. Apart from a growing number of scholarly responses about the
inability of Palestinian vocational and technical education toward meeting market and
global needs, it is however important to emphasize that this education is supposed to
be a compulsory prerequisite to all students. Hence, with the review of scholarly
literature and the application of content analysis through the qualitative method,
the paper attempts to explain the potentials and missing initiatives of vocational
and technical education in the Palestine context. Arguments were presented in previous
literature as regards the importance of vocational and technical education, but none
focused on the road to realizing its potentials and identify the missing initiatives.
The study consequently discovered that signs of progress and changes could be realized
in the contents, structure and training of vocational and technical education through
addressing these missing initiatives.
Vocational and Technical Education, Initiatives, Potentials, Contents, Structure, Training