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UNESCO Publications


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.

Publisher/s:  UNESCO
Published:  2012 in Paris, France

Transforming technical and vocational education and training: building skills for work and life; main working document

Main working Document for the International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Shanghai 2012
English | Français | Español | Русский | العربية | 中文

The UNESCO study looks in depth at the major trends and policy developments in TVET since the Second International Congress held in Seoul in 1999. This work has two main objectives. The first is to analyse world trends in TVET in the context of wider development trends since the Second International Congress. The second is to advance conceptual and policy debates onTVET to address persisting challenges and to proceed towards future frontiers.

The work takes stock of the current situation and asks what policy measures might now be taken, in times of economic uncertainty, to facilitate TVET learning and skills progression by more young people and adults.

This synthesis report and the full UNESCO study are organized in three parts:

Part 1: Global developments and their implications for TVET Part 2: Analytical lenses, policy areas, challenges and advancing the frontiers

Part 3: Partnerships for transforming TVET

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