Five researches were presented at the Educational Development Conference in Syria, the first of which was Dr.
Yasser Jamous and Dr. “Dalal Ammar” entitled / Attitudes of the Syrian society towards vocational education / The research dealt with the importance of vocational education – material return – educational policy – curriculum,
and the results of the study conducted in the city Lattakia has mostly negative attitudes
towards vocational education, while there were positive and neutral trends in the city rather than the countryside. The study suggested opening new specializations and stimulating the orientation towards this education through financial encouragement.
While the second research / technical education in Syria in front of two options for development or cancellation / to the journalist “Michel Khayat”, which stressed the importance of technical education, and the need to take advantage of the population window – the high proportion of young people in the community – and activate dual education and convert schools to productive centers, and raise financial compensation for vocational education students.
The research presented by the Director of Vocational and Technical Education in the Ministry of Education (M. Fahmi Al-Akhal) was entitled: / Linking vocational education with the needs of the labor market and reconstruction plans in Syria.
As He pointed out that this type of education has received reluctance from students and their parents because of the link to the idea of academic failure, and highlighted the strengths and weaknesses in this education, and the challenges faced by stressing that the existence of distinctive equipment, is a great force for vocational education, which needs to improve its relationship with the labor market more .
The research presented by Dr. Khouloud Al Jazairi touched on a proposed matrix for training teachers of vocational education in the skills of the twenty-first century, in which they dealt with the skills that the student and the teacher should learn together, including: access to and evaluation of information – adaptation to change – enjoying flexibility – using Information and management – making decisions – working effectively as teams and creative thinking, pointing out that matrix was used to train technical and general education teachers. Dr. Thana Dergham explained that the achievement of development goals requires planning based on scientific bases and clear databases.
The research also acknowledged the existence of high unemployment and pressure. On the public sector, highlighting the relationship between the educational system and the social system.
(Dam Press – Ayman Dory)