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Title: Effectiveness and efficiency in Jordanian prevocational education provision.
Author: Twaisat, Ahmad Issa.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3540 0854
Awarding Body: University of Huddersfield
Current Institution: University of Huddersfield
Date of Award: 1998
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The general aim of this research is to examine both the human elements and the facilities associated with Jordanian Pre-Vocational Education(PVE) provision, namely, the design concept, the students, teachers, administrators, PVE workshops, and PVE curriculum. These five components were used to guide the study. The investigation focus on the contribution of these components to the effectiveness and efficiency of the system. For the purpose of the research a variety of data collection methods were employed; a self-completion questionnaire, a semi-structured interview, and analysis of documentary material. The items/statements/questions, that have been included cover the key areas which were a subject of investigation and examination. The data collection methods were pre-tested and piloted before use in the field study. The data was collected in-country during the period between September 1996 and January 1997. As with the pilot study, in each school visited, the questionnaires were presented to students, teachers, school heads, and PVE supervisors. The data collected has been treated both qualitatively and quantitatively. Statistical techniques, mainly Mean, Standard Deviation, and One-way ANOV A, were employed to. interpret the study findings, to mount the several comparisons required, and to determine the different relationships. The major findings of the study i~'dicated that policy-makers support the introduction of PVE, seeing it as an important vocational aspect within basic education. However, in general, the degree of effectiveness and efficiency of PVE delivery within Jordanian provision varied from region to region and from one school to another. The study findings highlight that the effectiveness and the efficiency of PVE, within the Jordanian provision, do not just depend upon the adequacy 'and the sufficiency of facilities and equipment, but, more importantly, on the relation between practice and policy intentions~ Furthermore, it can be seen that the findings underlying the study VIn provide some important lessons and strategies for the future of PVE in Jordan, and . also more widely for the countries of the developing world. Thus, this study provides an insight, and it is hoped a contribution to the development of PVE.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Teacher training; Jordan; Middle East Education