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Establishment of quality assurance mechanisms of vocational education specifics in organic farming and its’ European approaches to Georgia’s example
Ia Mosashvili, Tea Nadiradze, Mzia Beruashvili

Last modified: 2019-01-21

Abstract


One of the most important resources of the country's economic and social progress is the human capital. Consequently, education and science are the areas that are of particular importance for long-term outcomes for the country's development. In the last decade, many reforms have been implemented to transform the Post-Soviet System in the spheres of education and science in Georgia. The Ministry of Education and Science has developed a strategic framework for the development of the education system based on the strengthening of the role of vocational education in the process of human capital development and increasing involvement in the system through the provision of accessibility and accessibility. Based on the professional standards developed by the employers' participation (with the methodology recommended by the European Assistance Project), vocational programs developed which are the sustainable regional development tools and they have been created to link the requirements of the labor market.

The development of agriculture is very important for the development of the country, which starts with the establishment of qualified personnel. Organic agriculture - is a complete, comprehensive system of production management that promotes agro-ecosystems and ensures their health, includes biological diversity and biological cycles. EU legislation, organic production of agricultural products (food and feed) production, processing and marketing of such a system, which is based on the protection of the environment, biological diversity and ecological balance of the natural resources, effective use of industrial-use the methods, such as providing the users requirements, who prefer natural substances and processes using natural products.

National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement of Georgia and the United Nations Development Program "Expansion of Agriculture Systems and Modernization / Development of Vocational Education in Georgia" were developed the vocational educational program "Organic Farming", which is for bio (eco, organic) sector and provides the competitive training courses for the learners of this field. Biofarmer can product the plants and animals according to agricultural standards in organic way and use environmentally safe methods, as well as protection and maintenance for diversities of bio products. Fifth Level Vocational Qualification in Organic Farming will be given to VET students, who will cover up to 120 credits of the program “Organic Farming” (16 credits for general modules, 62 credits for common professional modules, 30 credits for concentration(s) and independent elective modules - in total 12 credits, which should be selected from 36 credits modules).


Keywords


quality of education, vocational educational program, organic farming.

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