Vocational Education in Higher Secondary Schools

Shireesh Pal Singh, Sumita Grover, Jubilee Padmanabhan, Sarita Chaudhary


The competent and trained manpower would be contributing significantly to the industrial development of the nation by establishing small industries. Rapid changes in technology, expansion of market, industrial policies of the Government, coming in of more multinationals due to liberalization have revolutionized the aspect of Vocational Education at present the object of vocational education can be achieved by adequate school management. When we talk about objectives of vocational education, we mean to prepare students for self-employment and develop them as skilled manpower. Vocationalisation of Secondary Education is important from the point of view of the economic development of the developing country like ours. Such an education will inculcate the habit of hard work and dignity of labor among the students. This programme will help to solve the problem of unemployment and prepare the way for self-employment. The Present paper is the outcomes of the study of vocational education in higher secondary schools of Bhopal division Bhopal Division comprises of Bhopal, Raisen, Vidhisha, Sehore and Rajgarh districts. Vocational Courses were introduced for the first time in 1988. According to the figures of 1996- 1997 Vocational Courses introduced in thirty-one schools of Bhopal division. For study ten schools where vocational courses are running, selected by investigators randomly. Data collected with the help of various tools like questionnaire and interview schedules. Results of the study reveal that there is a need to strengthen vocational education in the region.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5p455

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