This valued publication entitled: “Quality TVET in Asia Pacific Region: National Vocational Qualification Systems of CPSC Member Countries” is a product of the collective efforts of CPSC country agencies and representatives who participated in the International Program on Sharing and Learning of National Vocational Qualifications Systems (NVQS) held in the Mirabel Resort in Dhulikel, Nepal from March 6 until 10, 2017.
The compilation of country papers and presentations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand aim to serve as a reference material to the policy makers, academics, professionals and practitioners in their pursuits to understand the variety of qualification systems in the region.
Now on its third volume, the Scholarly Technical Education Publication Series (STEPS) is a testament of CPSC’s continued effort to provide a venue for researchers and administrators to showcase their expertise in the field of TVET. Six authors from India, Malaysia, Philippines and Kenya, as well as from our organizational partner, UNESCO-UNEVOC, went through an arduous process of submitting and editing their manuscripts to conform to the highest academic and research standards that we expect for a journal like STEPS.
The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.