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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.

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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Vocational education: the come-back?

Reproduced from Education Today, No. 13, April-June 2005 with the permission of UNESCO Paris
Technical and vocational education and training has fueled phenomenal economic growth in some countries and fallen short of expectations in others. Globalization is prompting governments to take renewed interest in this branch, still perceived as se ...

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"ICT in Education Announcement" newsletter

UNESCO Bangkok Office
The "ICT in Education Announcement" newsletter was sent to subscribers every month, informing them of the latest "ICT in Education" news in the Asia-Pacific region, and about useful projects and resources for policy makers, educators and researchers. ...

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The Use of ICTs in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: South-Eastern Europe. Analytical Survey

The analytical survey was prepared within the framework of the project Information and Communication Technologies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training launched by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education in 2002. ...

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Using International Surveys of Achievement and Literacy: A view from the outside

International surveys of learning achievement and functional literacy are increasingly common. We consider two aspects of the robustness of their results. First, we compare results from four surveys: TIMSS, PISA, PIRLS and IALS. This contrasts with t ...

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Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network

Directory of Members 2005/2006
It provide up-to-date information of members of ALADIN members.

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Accountability in Education

This booklet offers a set of principles and strateges to be considered in the development and implementation of results-based accountability systems. Technical and political issues are addressed as well as the ways in which educators, policymakers, a ...

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Learning to Do: Values for Learning and Working Together in a Globalized World

An integrated Approach to Incorporating Values Education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. UNESCO-APNIEVE sourcebook no.3 for Trainers,Teachers and Students in the Area of TVET.
Through its education policies and programmes UNESCO aims, first and foremost, to contribute to peace and harmony in the world. Its activities are primarily targeted at those people in the world who are the most in need and who suffer the most from t ...

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UNESCO and Sustainable Development

Climate change, the global food crisis and the ongoing financial and economic crisis are examples of sustainability issues our societies have to cope with in a globalized world. In conducting pilot projects to better prepare children and young pe ...

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The Net for Journalists

A practical guide to the internet for journalists in developing countries
This training handbook is a resource (with a printed manual and a CD) designed for both print and broadcast journalists and journalism students in developing countries around the globe. The accompanying CD contains some software, other extra resource ...

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Investing better in order to invest more. Financing and management of education in Latin America and the Caribbean

The present document is the result of a joint effort carried out by ECLAC and UNESCO. Its objective is to present the major financing and management challenges currently presented by education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean at the beginni ...

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Guidelines and Recommendations for Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability

The document offers guidelines for reorienting education to address sustainability. In addition, this document makes recommendations in a number of areas that are crucial to the success of reorienting teacher education to address sustainability. The ...

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Perspectivas de género y políticas de formación e inserción laboral en América Latina

Tendencias y Debates - 4
Booklet about vocational education and work in Latin America.

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