Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education versus Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education: A comparative analysis of technical teacher education curricula

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Jess Mark Alinea
Jermine Alinea


Technical teachers are the main contributors to the development of effective technicians and TVET practitioners. The effective implementation of the curriculum depends on the capabilities of technical teachers. Thus, this study sought to compare and analyze the Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education and Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education curricula in a state university in Southern Luzon. It identified the similarities and differences in the curricula regarding its general educational objectives, program specifications and goals, and program outcomes and competency standards. This descriptive-comparative study utilized qualitative procedures to compare the curricula under investigation. Document analyses and guided interviews were used as methods of gathering data. Baseline data from the CHED Memorandum Issuances were mainly utilized in the analysis. Findings revealed that the BTVTEd curriculum is better in general educational objectives. Program specifications and goals are common in both curricula regarding graduate attributes and the adequacy of the program to produce quality graduates. BTVTEd curriculum is better considering the addition of TLE and TM courses. However, BTTE is better considering its provision for multiple entries and exits in the program. There are differences between the TLE and ICT competencies in terms of program outcomes and competencies. BTVTEd is better in this consideration, but in terms of balance in theory and practice, BTTE is better. The research recommends that the general educational objectives of both curricula must be adhered to at all times to result in an aligned teaching-learning process approach. Curricularists should review the program specifications and goals and incorporate revisions. The competencies and program outcomes should be revisited with consultation with the people of the industry to set standards aligned to the needs of the industry properly.

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Alinea, J. M., & Alinea, J. . (2022). Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education versus Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education: A comparative analysis of technical teacher education curricula. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 17(5), 18–24. Retrieved from
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