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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.

Regional Meeting of Asia and Pacific LIFE Countries

21-24 January, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report on second regional meeting of the 9 Asian and Pacific countries which participate in UNESCO's literacy initiative for empowerment (LIFE).

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Why Do German Companies Invest in Apprenticeships? The "Dual System" Revisited

What are the conditions behind the success of the German apprenticeship system, known as the "dual system of vocational education and training"? What are the main considerations of German companies and private sector institutions when financing t ...

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EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009: Overcoming inequality: why governance matters

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009 + Summary
Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015. Wh ...

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Training teachers in an HIV and AIDS context: Experiences from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

Under UNESCO's strategy for greater involvement by its education sector in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS, the Paris-based International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) launched, in conjunction with the UNESCO International Institute ...

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Staying Power. Struggling to reconstruct education in Burundi since 1993

The author analyzes decade-long survival strategies in the eductaion sector during a period of conflict and the attempts amde to salvage rebuild the school system.

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UNESCO Associated Schools - First Collection of Good Practices for Quality Education

This publication introduces Examples of Good Practices from Schools that belong to the UNESCo Associated Schools Network.

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VET and the Labour Market - A Comparative Analysis of China and Germany

China and Germany – two traditions, two systems, two possible solutions? Both countries are in the middle of the globalisation process and face new challenges. China is celebrated as the booming future market and Germany is acknowledged as one of t ...

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ICT-in-Education Toolkit for policy makers, planners and practitioners

V 2.0
ICT-in-Education Toolkit provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Toolk ...

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Another way to learn...: case studies

Best practices and lessons learned that highlight the role of vocational training in sustaining livelihoods in the most disadvantaged populations.

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International Symposium on Development of teaching and learning methods in TVET programmes through the use of ICT

Final Report/Rapport final (Tunis 2006)
Regional Symposium on Development of Teaching and Learning Methods in TVET Programmes through the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), summary report. Tri-lingual publication in English, French and Arabic (pdf for download only ha ...

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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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