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TVE-led Economic Development in Korea and Its Implications for Developing Countries

Author Heeseon Choi, Minwoong Ji Date 2013.08.30 Page 66
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This paper aims to analyze the sequential evolution and success
stories of Korean TVE (Technical and Vocational Education) policy
in order to draw implications for developing Asian countries.
We characterize the Korean economic development as an educationled
or TVE-led model. In particular, we focus on the sequential
evolution of Korean TVE policy during the compressed economic
development period as a developmental model of the Korean
economy. The Korean TVE system has been constantly adapting
and transforming itself to meet the changing demands of the workforce
during the industrialization process. Korea’s TVE policy initially
evolved in response to successive stages of industrial development,
and education and training policies during the past half-century have
been designed to meet changing demands in the labor force (industrial
development → expansion of education and training).