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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.

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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Literacy Initiative For Empowerment

Brochure on UNESCO's Literacy Initiative for Empowerment

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Maputo Strategic Platform: The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment in Africa

LIFE 2006-2015
Leaflet on Literacy Initiative For Empowerment in Africa

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Education for rural people in Africa

Conference: Education for Rural People in Africa: Policy Lessons, Options and Priorities, IIEP/S.260
Education for All; FAO/UNESCO EFA Flagship Programme on Education for Rural People; MDG: Millenium Development Goals

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Re-alignment of TVET in Iraq with Employment Requirements

Meeting report. Cairo, Egypt, 17-19 July 2006
Report on meeting on "Re-alignment of TVET in Iraq with Employment Requirements" in Cairo, Egypt, 17-19 July 2006. UNESCO, UN-Habitat and the German Government, in co-operation with the Iraqi Government organized a Forum to analyze the current situat ...

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International Approaches to TVET Development: Training Seminar for Afghanistan

Meeting Report. Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 - 23 November 2005
Report on the Seminar on "International Approaches to TVET Development" in Kabul on 21 - 23 November 2005. The overall objective of the seminar was to expose Afghan TVET policy-makers, planners and implementers to different TVET models. Twenty-three ...

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Literacy Initiative for Empowerment ( LIFE ) 2006 - 2015

Vision and Strategy Paper (2nd edition)
Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE)

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Unequal chances to participate in adult learning: international perspectives

Change is at the heart of modern society, and continuous learning is the key to deal with it. Those that can adapt will be resilient, survive and have a chance to flourish. Those that cannot will become vulnerable and dependent. The future economic a ...

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Work, Subjectivity and Learning

Understanding Learning Through Working Life
How do we think about work and working life, particularly in the context of lifelong learning? What role does ‘subjectivity’ play with regard to learning in the workplace? This sixth volume of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Series “Current Developments in ...

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Why access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for all is essential if education for all is to be achieved

A discussion paper prepared by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, Bonn, Germany
Education for All (EFA) has been a major target for UNESCO for sixty years. In spite of special efforts to achieve EFA, many millions remain without the education they need. During that time, the importance of a suitable education has increased grea ...

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The Virtual University

Models & Messages, Lessons from case studies
E-learning and the virtual university are examples of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a teaching and learning approach and an organizational structure. Both raise issues associated with the phenomenon of cross-border educ ...

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EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007. Strong foundations - Early childhood care and education (Summary)

Early childhood is a time of remarkable transformation and extreme vulnerability. Programmes that support young children during the years before they go to primary school provide strong foundations for subsequent learning and development. Such progr ...

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UNEVOC Annotated Bibliography 5: Occupational Health and Safety

Annotated bibliography of research and literature from 1998-2003

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Meeting Report: TVET for Sustainable Development, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2-5 July 2006

Opportunities and Challenges
About 70 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) experts from around Asia and several European countries gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 2-5 July 2006 to synthesise and extend current examples of international best practice ...

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The Development of a National System of Vocational Qualifications

Discussion Paper Series 2
The National System for Qualifications and Vocational Educational and Training (SNCFP) consists of instruments and actions which are necessary to promote and develop the integration of vocational education and training through the National Catalogue ...

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Orienting Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development

Discussion Paper series 1
This paper discusses the concept of technical and vocational training and its role in promoting and supporting sustainable development. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) takes on a complex and distinctive character with regard to ...

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Learning and Working. Motivating for Skills Development

A Campaign Package
UNESCO-UNEVOC has developed a "Skills Development Package for Learning and Working". The aim of this resource kit is to help facilitate the organization and implementation of awareness and motivation campaigns for marginalized groups in least develop ...

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Towards an Entrepreneurial Culture for the Twenty-first Century

Stimulating Entrepreneurial Spirit through Entrepreneurship Education in Secondary Schools
In line with the World Declaration on Education for All and the Millennium Goal of halving poverty in the world by the year 2015, education is expected to serve not only the acquisition of academic knowledge but also the preparation of young people f ...

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Research for TVET Policy Development

Following the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Meeting on "Innovation and Excellence in TVET Teacher and Trainer Education" at Hangzhou / China on November 8 - 10th 2004, the Chinese Ministry of Education through Tianjin University, UNESOC-UNEVOC and the ...

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The Bologna Declaration and Emerging Models of TVET Teacher Training in Germany

The implementation of the Bologna Declaration (1999) has resulted in major changes to degree structures in Germany. The recommendation to adopt a two-cycle system of degree awards (Bachelor and Master) within a given timeframe represents a radical co ...

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