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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 Science + Business Media
Published:  2009 in Dordrecht, Netherlands
ISBN:  978-1-4020-5280-4
ISBN online:  978-1-4020-5281-1

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Volume 3

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 6 Policy and Management of TVET Systems (Rupert Maclean and Chris Chinien)

1. Overview: Navigating the Policy Landscape: Education, Training and Work (Dennis R. Herschbach)

2. Research for TVET Policy Development (Jon Lauglo)

3. The Reform and Governance of Public TVET Institutions: Comparative Experiences (Keith Holmes)

4. Technical and Vocational Education and Training: National Versus Regional Policy Dimensions (Peter Noonan)

5. Planning for Education and Work: Alternatives and Issues (Dennis R. Herschbach)

6. South African Technikons and Policy Contestation over Academic Drift (Andre Kraak)

7. New Policy Actions and Government Roles: China’s Reconstruction of TVET Systems since the 1980s (Deyu Sun, Jingwen Lu and Jun Li)

8. Some Generic Issues in TVET Management (George Preddey)

9. An Overview of Contemporary TVET Management Practice (George Preddey)

The Economics and Financing of TVET (David Atchoarena)

1. Overview: Issues and Options in Financing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (David Atchoarena)

2. Education, Skills, Sustainability and Growth: Complex Relations (Kenneth King)

3. Financing Mechanisms and Instruments: A Conceptual and Operational Approach (Richard Walther)

4. Financing Training Through Payroll Levies (Adrian Ziderman)

5. Financing Vocational Education and Training in South Africa (Martin Gustafsson and Pundy Pillay)

6. Voucher-financed Training for Small Businesses (Félix Mitnik)

7. Employers’ Participation in Training Finance: An Example from Brazil (Candido Alberto Gomes)

8. Funding Lifelong Learning from a Life-course Perspective (Barry J. Hake)

9. Economic Perspectives on Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Australia (Gerald Burke and Christopher Selby Smith)


The TVET Profession (Stephen Billett)

1. Overview: The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Profession (Stephen Billett)

2. Professionalization of VET Teachers and Lecturers and Practices in TVET Institutions in an International Perspective (Philipp Grollmann)

3. Teachers, Instructors and Trainers: An Australian Focus (Erica Smith)

4. TVET Teacher-training Requirements (Vasiliy P. Kosyrev, Petr F. Kubrushko and Andrei N. Kouznetsov)

5. TVET Teachers and their Professionalization in China: A Problem Analysis (Zhiqun Zhao and Lianwei Lu)

6. The Development of Training Modules for Instructors (Fred Beven)

7. Literacy and Learning: Are TVET Professionals Facilitators of Learning or Deliverers of Knowledge and Skills? (Jean Searle)

8. Vocational Education in the Private Sector in Brazil (Elenice Monteiro Leite, Marinilzes Moradillo Mello and Nacim Walter Chieco)

9. TVET and Teacher Training Curricula: A Developed National Perspective (Vasily P. Kosyrev, Petr F. Kubrushko and Andrei N. Kouznetsov)

10. Vocational Qualifications: The Role of Trade Unions as Negotiation Fora (Antônio Almerico Biondi Lima and Fernando Augusto Moreira Lopes)

11. Vocational Education and Development (Gaudêncio Frigotto, Maria Ciavatta and Marise N. Ramos)

12. Technical and Vocational Teacher-training Curriculum (Bonaventure W. Kerre)

13. Transforming Teachers’ Practice Through Action Learning (Stephen Billett)

14. Professional Learning and TVET: Challenges and Perspectives for Teachers and Instructors (Christian Harteis)

15. Industrial Attachments for Instructors in TVET Delivery (Sarojni Choy and Sandra Haukka)

16. I Hate Left-handers or Occupational Health and Safety Training (Richard Gagnon)

17. The Bologna Declaration and Emerging Models of TVET Teacher Training in Germany (Frank Bünning and Alison Shilela)

18. Standards for Occupation-directed Professional Development of TVET Personnel in Developing Countries (Peter Gerds)

19. Curriculum Research and Design as a Subject of TVET Teacher Training: Practice and Experiences from two International Projects (Joachim Dittrich)

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