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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.

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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Highlights UNESCO TVET Survey 2004

A UNESCO International meeting of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Experts
Powerpoint presentation highlighting results of survey on TVET systems in UNESCO Member States

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Education, Conflict and Social Cohesion

Is schooling a potential catalyst for the outbreak of identity-based conflict? How can education contribute to social and civic reconstruction? Education, Conflict and Social Cohesion explores these questions in conflict-affected societies as diverse ...

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Learning for life: a guide to family health and life skills education for teachers and students

Guidebook for teachers/students on sexual health and life skills education in the context of HIV/AIDS

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Global Education Digest 2004

Comparing Education Statistics Across the World
The Global Education Digest 2004: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World is the second in an annual series of UIS global statistical reports that provides the latest key education indicators from early childhood to higher education. It is a ...

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Inter-Agency Working Group on Life Skills in EFA

At the World Conference on Education for All, Jomtien, 1990, the international society raised concerns about the relevance of education and particularly for the need to focus on appropriate life skills for all learners from all parts of the world. Jo ...

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Education for All: The Quality Imperative: Summary

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2005
The third report of this type prepared by the EFA Global Monitoring Report Team to assess the progress made since the adoption of the 'Dakar Framework for Action' in 2000. The focus of this reports relates to Goal 6 (Quality) of the Dakar Framework ...

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Transparency in education

Report Card in BangladeshQuality Schools Programme in Mexico
This book comprises two studies on successful experiences in improving transparency and accountability in the use of educational resources: The Report Card survey implemented in Bangladesh used participatory diagnosis to facilitate the location an ...

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Learning for Work, Citizenship and Sustainability (Background paper)

Programme - Working Groups, Bonn, Germany, 25-28 October 2004- Learning for Skills Development- Transition to the World of WorkA UNESCO International Meeting of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Experts
Background paper for the working groups

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Recommitting to Adult Education and Learning

Synthesis Report of the CONFINTEA V Midterm Review Meeting; September 6-11, 2003 Bangkok, Thailand
The Midterm Review of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA V) brought together over three hundred representatives of Member States, including ministers and senior-level officials, and agencies of the United Nations sys ...

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