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Technical and vocational education (TVE)

Parent term: Vocational education (VE)

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Technical and vocational education, used as an equivalent term for vocational education and training (VET) in some countries.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
‘Technical and vocational education’ refers to all forms and levels of the educational process involving, in addition to general knowledge, the study of technologies and related sciences and the acquisition of practical skills, know-how, attitudes and understanding relating to occupations in the various sectors of economic and social life.
Source: UNESCO (Convention on TVE) 1989, Global
(TVE)A comprehensive term referring to those aspects of the educational process involving, in addition to general education, the study of technologies and related sciences, and the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes, understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic and social life. Technical and vocational education is further understood to be:

(a) an integral part of general education;
(b) a means of preparing for occupational fields and for effective participation in the world of work;
(c) an aspect of lifelong learning and a preparation for responsible citizenship;
(d) an instrument for promoting environmentally sound sustainable development;
(e) a method of facilitating poverty alleviation
Source: UNESCO (GC) 2001, Global

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