KOMPETENSI DALAM MENENTUKAN PROFESIONALISME GURU VOKASIONAL DI MALAYSIA: CABARAN KE ARAH PEMBANGUNAN PROFESIONALISME GURU TVET
Teachers are the key to the educational system where professional standards of teaching are used as a set of criteria in determining professionalism of technical teachers. This article discusses the elements of competence in the development of technical teachers' professionalism in Malaysia. Competence can be divided into three elements such as knowledge, skills and attitudes that need to be improved in line with the government's desire to empower Vocational Education. Based on literature review and pilot findings, the need for leadership elements towards the teaching profession is an important aspect of strengthening the teacher's competence in the development of technical and vocational teacher professionalism to be more systematic in support of current and future Quality Education efforts.