How the world does vocational education

03 Apr 2008

 I have a news series showing on BBC World which looks at how practical, vocational education works in: China, India, Japan, the USA, the UK, and Germany.

 The differences in approach are fascinating and we have much to learn from other countries where they place a greater value on hands-on, skills-based learning.

 The series follows the education of:

  • A trainee diamond setter in the UK
  • An apprentice piano-maker in Germany
  • A trainee air hostess in India
  • An electricity lineman in the USA
  • A novice cartoon animator in Japan
  • A trainee chef in China

 The programmes are broadcast on BBC World starting on Tuesdays at 1930 GMT each week from April 8th to May 13th. 

Repeated on:

  • Wednesdays at 0930 and 1230 (Asia Pacific only) 
  • Thursdays at 1530
  • Fridays at 0130 (not South Asia, Middle East or Asia Pacific) and 0730

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