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Below you can find a selection of UNESCO publications that are relevant in the context of TVET. For the full catalogue, please use the UNESCO Digital library.

Author/s:  Maclean, Rupert; Wilson, David (Eds.)
Publisher/s:  Springer
Published:  2009 in Dordrecht, Netherlands
ISBN:  978-1-4020-5281-1
ULC:  UNEVOC Library Catalogue ID 3940

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Volume 6

Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning

This 6-volume Handbook covers in detail all of the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Edited by two world-leading authorities on the subject, contributions have come from more than 200 international authors, making this a totally comprehensive text on the subject. The Handbook’s aim is to review the developments that have occurred in TVET and provide pointers to improvements in the field.



Section 15 Adult, Continuing and Lifelong Learning (Chris Chinien and Madhu Singh)

1. Overview: Adult Education for the Sustainability of Human Kind (Chris Chinien and Madhu Singh)

2. The Emergence of ‘Workforce Development’: Definition, Conceptual Boundaries and Implications (Ronald L. Jacobs and Joshua D. Hawley)

3. The challenge for ESD in TVET: Developing Core Sustainable Development Competencies and Collaborative Social Partnerships for Practice (Chris Chinien, France Boutin and Karen Plane)

4. Key Competencies: Overall Goals for Competence Development - an International and Interdisciplinary Perspective (Dominique Simone Rychen)

5. Education and Training in the Context of Poverty Reduction (Bernd Overwien)

6. Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of Non-formal and Informal Learning and Experience: Results of an International Study (Madhu Singh)

7. Self-directed Learning (Stephen D. Brookfield)

8. New Learning Strategies and Learning Cultures in Companies (Peter Dehnbostel)

9. PLAR, Training and Efficient Labour Markets: The Canadian Experience (Bill Empey and Christine Newton)

10. Transformative Learning Theory and TVET (Karen Magro)

11. The Implications of Cognitive Style to Adult Distance Education (Cindy Marie Isaak-Ploegman and Chris Chinien)

12. Competency, Meaningful Learning and Learning Styles in TVET (Richard Gagnon)

13. Workplace Essential Skills in Policy and Practice: A Canadian Perspective (Erik de Vries)

14. Adult Numeracy for Work and Life: Curriculum and Teaching Implications of Recent Research (Gail FitzSimons and Diana Coben)

15. An Innovative System of Vocational Training in the German IT Sector (Rita Meyer)


Section 16 Recognition, Certification, Accreditation and Quality Assurance in TVET (Karina Veal)

1. Overview: Competencies, Qualifications and Recognition (Karina Veal)

2. The Certification of Competencies (Danielle Colardyn)

3. Modularization and Modular Delivery of TVET (John Stanwick)

4. Diverse Approaches to the Recognition of Competencies (Danielle Colardyn)

5. How Do We Measure up? Benchmarking the WorldSkills Competition (David Hoey)

6. Validation of Educational Programmes: Comparing Models and Best Practices (Grazia Scoppio)

7. Regional Accreditation and Certification of TVET Institutions (Ligaya Valmonte and Man-Gon Park)

8. National Qualification Frameworks: An Analytical Overview (Michael F.D. Young)

9. Developing a National System of Vocational Qualifications (John Hart)

10. National Qualifications Frameworks in Africa (Bonaventure W. Kerre and Astrid Hollander)

11. Implementing National Qualifications Frameworks: Problems and Possibilities (Michael F.D. Young)

12. Labour Mobility and Mutual Recognition of Skills and Qualifications: The European Union and Australia/New Zealand (Chandra Shah and Michael Long)

13. Quality Assurance in TVET in Romania (Magdalena Balica)

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