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Management of the agricultural vocational education performance and its impact on the sustainable development of the rural environment in the Republic of Moldova


Author: Caradja Alina
Degree:doctor of economics
Speciality: 08.00.05 - Economy and Management (in branch)
Year:2021
Scientific adviser: Veronica Prisăcaru
doctor, associate professor (docent)
Institution: Agrarian State University of Moldova

Status

The thesis was presented on the 18 June, 2021 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 373.68.012(478-22)

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196 pages


Keywords

performance, performance management, agricultural vocational education, education for sustainable development, sustainable development, rural environment, labor market, Republic of Moldova

Summary

Caradja Alina, „Management of the agricultural vocational education performance and its impact on the sustainable development of the rural environment in the Republic of Moldova”, PhD in Economic Sciences thesis, Chișinău, 2020 Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 176 appointments, 21 appendixes, 130 pages of the main text, 42 figures, 31 tables and 14 formulas. The results are published in 12 scientific papers. Key words: performance, performance management, agricultural vocational education, education for sustainable development, sustainable development, rural environment, labor market, Republic of Moldova. The main goal of this research: elucidating the impact of the performance of the management of agricultural vocational education on the sustainable development of the rural environment. Objectives of the tresis are: 1. Evaluation of the performance measurement system in the vocational education of the Republic of Moldova in terms of the extent to which the adopted indicators correspond to the requirements of education for sustainable development; 2. Identifying and describing the cause-effect links between the performance of agricultural vocational education and indicators of economic and social development of the rural environment based on the contribution of skills obtained by specialists in the initial training process on indicators of sustainable development at the agricultural enterprise level; 3. Evaluation of the quantitative and qualitative outputs of vocational education with an agricultural profile, as well as the relations of young people with the labor market - intermediate link in the transfer of the performance of vocational education in the performance of the sector; 4. Quantifying the contribution of the performance of vocational education with agrarian profile in the sustainable development of the rural environment by modeling the impact of the educational performance on the indicators of sustainable development of agricultural enterprises; 5. Proposing an updated mechanism to evaluate the quality of educational performance in terms of performance indicators. The novelty and scientific originality: Chronological and conceptual elucidation of education for sustainable development as an indispensable factor of sustainable development; Critical evaluation of the normative framework of the Republic of Moldova in terms of the extent to which the objectives of sustainable development are targeted; Evaluation of performance indicators in vocational education in the Republic of Moldova in relation to the objectives of education for sustainable development; Schematic representation of the cause-effect relationship between the performance of vocational education with an agricultural profile and the sustainable development of the rural environment; Mathematical modeling of the relationship between the performance of vocational education with an agricultural profile (in terms of outputs) and indicators of sustainable development of agricultural enterprises as basic economic cells of the rural environment; Proposing an updated mechanism to evaluate the quality of vocational education with an agricultural profile. The important scientific problem solved reside in the creation of a new mechanism for evaluating the quality of agricultural professional management in terms of current performance indicators, for later use in the evaluation process, ensuring the unique application of the mechanism and the elaboration of an economicmathematical model for evaluating the impact of agricultural vocational education performance on indicators of sustainable development of enterprises, having as effect the efficiency of agricultural vocational education, to maximize its contribution to the sustainable development of the rural environment of the Republic of Moldova. The theoretical significance: the results obtained in the work are a support of theoretical and methodological concepts in the field of agricultural vocational education performance management and its impact on sustainable development of the rural environment of the Republic of Moldova. The applicative value: 1. Using the proposed recommendations in a wide range of fields: vocational education with agrarian profile of various levels, management of the educational process carried out at state level, activity of sectoral committees, management of human resources by economic agents with agricultural profile, etc. 2. Using the economic-mathematical model to evaluate the impact of the performance of agricultural vocational education on the indicators of sustainable development of enterprises in order to better match the performance of vocational education to the requirements of the sector. Implementation of the scientific results: The research results were taken over for implementation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment in order to strengthen the skills of future specialists, as well as to update the mechanism for the assessment the quality of vocational education with an agricultural profile.