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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.

Education for Livelihoods and Civic Participation in Post-Conflict Countries

Conceptualizing a Holistic Approach to TVET Planning and Programming in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Discussion Papers facilitate the dissemination of crucial research and innovative ideas in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). They are shorter documents that aim to stimulate debate about TVET issues and promote the field. Th ...

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Vocational and Technical Education

The system of vocational education consists of education in vocational schools and vocational training. Vocational education in China is provided at three levels: junior secondary, senior secondary and tertiary. Conducted mainly in ju ...

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Beating the drums for attention

The present publication is the final product of the collective work of IntALWinE, giving an account of the activities carried out and the results achieved in the framework of the Socrates/Grundtvig network. It includes a series of suggestions and exa ...

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International Experts Meeting on Corporate Social Responsibility and Education for Sustainable Development

Advancing the Partnership
A key outcome of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development was the establishment of a special United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, from 2005 to 2014. This decade has the primary goal of making sustainable development ...

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Regional Meeting of Arab LIFE Countries

3-6 December 2007, Marrakech
Report on second regional meeting of 6 Arab Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) countries.

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Making the Connections: Why Literacy Matters for HIV Prevention

Part of the UIL series 'literacy matter's, this document highlights the key issues of literacy for HIV prevention.

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Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-first Century: Festschrift for Professor Phillip Hughes

This book stresses learning and teaching, rather than teaching and learning. The contention of the contributors is that the focus in all educational endeavours should not be primarily on teachers and teaching, but on learners - how to best facilita ...

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Educational Governance at Local Level

Modules for Capacity Building
This booklet contains four Modules with activities for capacity building. These modules cover the following four broad areas: policy & context; civil society: civic participation & public-private partnership; planning for district education & local g ...

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Educational Governance at Local Level

Policy Paper & Evaluation Guidelines
This booklet includes a Policy Paper on implementing educational decentralization, followed by Evaluation Guidelines for developing a framework to evaluate progress in the implementation of educational devolution at country level. This framework cons ...

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The Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Sustainable Development

Case studies in the Arab Region
Case studies on role of TVET in sustainable development, in the Arab region.

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Corrupt schools, corrupt universities : What can be done?

A report published by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) will be launched on 6 June. Read the interview with authors Jacques Hallak and Muriel Poisson. The IIEP will hold its first international Summer School on “Tran ...

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Promoting Human Security: Ethical, Normative and Educational Frameworks in South-East Asia

International Meeting of Directors of Peace Research and Training Institutions, Paris, 2000
international security; culture of peace; Western Europe; economic conditions; pollution; health; migration; cultural identity; civil and political rights;Human security

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From School to Work

Contemporary TVET Regional Experiences
The seminar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training “From School to Work: Contemporary Regional Experiences” was convened by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of Japan from 23 – 30 January 2007 in Tokyo. This ...

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Global perspectives on teacher learning: improving policy and practice

This booklet looks at all forms of teacher learning, formal and informal, from teachers. own early schooling, through their pre-service preparation and induction, and on to the end of their teaching career. It argues that to formulate policy and desi ...

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EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008: Education for All by 2015. Will we make it?

A mid-term assessment of where the world stands on its commitment to provide basic education for all children, youth and adults by 2015. What education policies and programmes have been successful? What are the main challenges? How much aid is need ...

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Technical and vocational education and training in an ageing society

Experts meeting proceedings 3–4 October 2006 Adelaide
What are and will be implications of ageing societies for TVET? The ageing population is a major factor that is transforming societies, including the ways in which work is organised and carried out. This significant, worldwide phenomenon was the subj ...

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Participation in Formal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programmes Worldwide

An Initial Statistical Study
The report "Participation in Formal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programmes Worldwide - An Initial Statistical Study" aims to stimulate an important process to fill the information gap existing in the area of comparable quantitativ ...

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Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS education in TVET

Report on the study visit between Botswana and Zambia on the mainstreaming of HIV & AIDS in the TEVET institutions
This study documents the experiences, lessons learnt and challenges faced in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in TVET in Botswana and Zambia. It also aims to come up with recommendations outlining possible areas of collaboration between the Botswana Training ...

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An Evaluation of the Reforms

International Programme for the Development of Communication
The United States of America has been a crucial partner with the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) ever since the creation of the Program in 1980. It was in fact a U.S. proposal that prompted the General Conference o ...

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UNESCO Recommendations concerning Technical and Vocational Education and ILO Conclusions concerning Human Resource Training and Development

Regional Seminar on Implementing. Summary Report and Recommendations
Summary report of 'Regional Seminar on Implementing' that took place at the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, Nigeria, 8-11 December 2003.

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Starting my own small business

A training module on entrepreneurship for students of technical and vocational education and training at sedondary level - Participant's workbook - For secondary-level learners
Starting my own small business is a prototype modular training package in entrepreneurship that is intended to provide supplementary knowledge to young people receiving technical and vocational education and training (TVET), in formal or non-formal s ...

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Street children and HIV & AIDS

Methodological guide for facilitators
Street children survive, rather than live, on the street: on a daily basis, they are faced with constant violence, which goes hand in hand with the risks linked to drug taking and infection by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are particular ...

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UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content in HIV- and AIDS- Related Materials

This publication provides guidelines for a harmonised use of language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related materials that reflect an approach to the epidemic which is comprehensive and inclusive, sensitive to the needs and issues of the whole popu ...

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Building a UNESCO National Education Strategy (UNESS) Document: 2008-2013

Guidance note
This is a Guidance Note for designing a UNESCO National Education Support Strategy (UNESS) document. This guide is meant to be indicative, evolving and inclusive. It presents a number of useful questions one may ask when analysing national developmen ...

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