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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.

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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Islands of Education: School, civil war and the Southern Sudanese (1983-2004)

Victims of warfare, famine, slavery, and isolation, the Southern Sudanese are one of the most undereducated populations in the world. Since the inception of formal education in southern Sudan a century ago, schooling has largely consisted of island-l ...

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Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003
Many existing education and training systems are seen as failing to support human and economic development, poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods. In thematizing the place of adult learning in the contemporary workplace, the present booklet ...

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Strenghtening the Training of Adult Educators: Learning from an Inter-regional Exchange of Experience

This volume examines the previously neglected domain of adult educator training as it has achieved greater visibility worldwide due to CONFINTEA V and its follow-up. It also points to the challenges involved in turning this new recognition into concr ...

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Energizing ALADIN

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003
ALADIN – the Adult Learning, Documentation and Information Network – was brought to life by the joint efforts of the UNESCO Institute for Education and numerous adult learning documentation and information centres around the world. With some 100 me ...

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Adult Learning and Institutions of Higher Education: Improving the Conditions and Quality of Adult Learning

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003
What role should institutions of higher education play in the development of adult learning? What changes to policy, planning, resources and administration are necessary to make these institutions more accessible to groups of learners outside the for ...

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Adult Learning and Poverty Reduction

Report on the Workshop Held at the CONFINTEA Mid-term Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003
Although figures on global poverty are shocking, poverty itself is not inevitable. Education and training are among the most important preconditions for breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and what it means for individuals – inadequate food, pollu ...

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Adult Learning

Report on the workship held at the CONFINTEA V Mid-term Review Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003
Provided that creativity is not stifled in the process, monitoring and evaluation are valuable tools for the community of adult educators and researchers, playing an essential role in improving the conditions and quality of adult learning. In 1997, t ...

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Secondary education reform: Towards a Convergence of Knowledge Acquisition and Skills Development

This document summarises some recent trends in secondary education policy in UNESCO's Member States and proposes a secondary education model that equips young people with multiple skills to enable them to enter and re-enter the workforce several time ...

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Participation Programme

success stories between realism and ambition
Report on the participation programme. the Participation Programme is an effective means of strengthening partnerships and improving the relevance of regional cooperation, of boosting the action of the National Commissions for UNESCO and strengthenin ...

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Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Supporting Capacity Building in Basic education in SADC Countries

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Skills for Sustainable livelihoods - Implementing the UNESCO normative instruments concerning technical and vocational education and training

A sub-regional seminar for TVET policy-makers and UNEVOC Centre Coordinators in Centrel and East Africa
Final report on sub-regional seminar on UNESCO normative instruments for TVET

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The Engineering of Vocational and Technical Training

At the end of the 1990s, two large international forums organized by the International Organisation of the Francophonie (Bamako, 1998) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) (Seoul, 1999) highlighted the imp ...

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ECD Policy Development and Implementation in Africa

Explores some of the broader international and African antecedents to the arrival of educational policy before focusing more specifically on processes involved in the development and implementation of ECD policies in various countries in Africa.

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Living and Learning in a World with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS at school
HIV/AIDS at school School kit: Young People Acting Together, Teachers Supporting Young People, Parents Supporting Young People. Living and Learning in a World with HIV/AIDS Contents: 3 booklets (for students, teachers and parents), 1 poster. ...

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Training for Rural Development in Brazil: Senar

This book examines the experience of Senar, the "National service for rural apprenticeship", which has been a pioneer in vocational education and training in rural Brazil.

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Parallel Worlds. Rebuilding the education system in Kosovo

In this book, four major theses are explore: the influence and relevance of history, tradition, and politics on post-war education work; the tension between the need to resume schooling using existing resources, institutions and curricula, and the ur ...

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Guide to the Analysis and Use of Household Survey and Census Education Data

This guide is intended for staff in the Ministry of Education (MOE) and others who work with education indicators, including education trainers and planners, education researchers, staff from national statistics offices responsible for conducting lar ...

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Co-ordinating education during emergencies & reconstruction

Challenges & responsibilities
In this book, the co-ordination, or lack of co-ordination, of education during both emergencies and the early reconstruction period is examined. What constitutes effective and poor co-ordination is also analyzed, with suggestions for enhancing co-or ...

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Public expenditure tracking surveys in education

Peru, Uganda and Zambia
This book provides three examples of good practice in using PETS to improve transparency and accountability in managing education resources, and describes the approaches to be used in carrying out the surveys. It presents the experiences of Peru, Ug ...

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Community schools in Kenya: Case study on community participation in funding and managing schools

The book documents the importance of the new types of community schools in Kenya, the variances among them and their experience in contributing to the goals of basic education for all in the country. The book compares the management, financing, and ...

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An Evaluation of UNESCO's Response to HIV/AIDS

UNESCO decided to commission an external evaluation of its response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 2002. The purpose was to analyse results, assess performance, and develop recommendations for future activities. It was to be a participatory exercise, wh ...

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