The main purpose of this study was to explore the extensive growth of courses among the Vocational Colleges developed by the Ministry of Education since 2012. In order to determine the sustainability of the development, this study specifically seeks to explore the scope and quality of Vocational Colleges’ Curriculum Standard implementation via the integration of sustainability development among educators, and to investigate challenges occurred during the implementation of the college ever since. Findings indicated that the implementation of curriculum in the colleges has made clear the infusion of sustainability from the interviews and surveys conducted among teachers and panel experts in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. It fulfills the vision and mission aspired by the education ministry. In other circumstances, majority of the respondents argued on the inconsistency of its implementation. The misconception of understanding its curriculum as well as its implementation in the schools system has made them doubt with the career path of the students in the future. This study proposed nine elements of sustainable development for vocational colleges’ course to be implemented in the curriculum using the Delphi techniques. They are the skills, counselor, committed management, internship among industries, collaboration and partnership, teaching techniques, entrepreneurship, soft skills, and curriculum.
Keywords: sustainability, implementation, challenges, Vocational Colleges
Publication Date : August 26, 2016
|EndNote||%0 International E-Journal of Advances in Education EVALUATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR VOCATIONAL COLLEGES: IMPLEMENTATION AND CHALLENGES %A Asnul Dahar Minghat , Siti Nadia Mohd Safie , Siti Salina Mustakim %T EVALUATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR VOCATIONAL COLLEGES: IMPLEMENTATION AND CHALLENGES %D 2016 %J IJAEDU- International E-Journal of Advances in Education %P 2411-1821-2411-1821 %V 2 %N 5 %R doi: 10.18768/ijaedu.35194 %U 10.18768/ijaedu.35194|