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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.

Revisiting global trends in TVET: Reflections on theory and practice

The essays presented in this e-publication are complementary to the UNESCO forthcoming volume on global TVET trends and issues in UNESCO’s new Education on the Move series. Just like the latter, they cover a wide, although certainly not exhaustive, ...

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Prospects Issue 165: Education, Fragility and Conflict

Quarterly review of comparative education, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, March 2013
Articles: * Clementina Acedo, The politics of education, fragility and conflict * Lene Buchert, Introduction—Understanding education, fragility and conflict * Mieke T. A. Lopes Cardozo, Turbulence in Bolivia’s normales: Teacher education as a ...

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TVET Policy Review: Lao PDR

Policy reviews aim to improve TVET policies and the TVET system in the reviewed country and to further local capacity to undertake strategic TVET policy analysis and planning that is aligned with sustainable development priorities. The following ...

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Upper secondary education and vocational education

Challenges of integration
This publication is an initiative of the UNESCO Brasilia Office intending to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of a new proposal of building secondary education integrated to technical and vocational education, occasioned by reformulati ...

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UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning - Annual Report 2012

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is pleased to announce the publication of its Second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education - Rethinking Literacy. The first GRALE was published in December 2009 to coincide with the Sixth Inter ...

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Das Internationale Zentrum für Berufsbildung der UNESCO

Dieser Flyer beschäftigt sich mit dem UNESCO-UNEVOC Internationalen Zentrum und dessen Aufgaben, Ziele und Wertvorstellungen. In diesem Dokument sind deshalb auch UNEVOCs Aktivitäten auf einem Blick zu finden , sodass Schwerpunkte der Organisation ...

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Entrepreneurship Education in the Arab States: Regional Synthesis Report on Component II

A joint project between UNESCO and StratREAL Foundation, UK
The regional synthesis report on Component II of the initiative highlights the results and outcomes of the project in the four participating countries, namely Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Oman. The regional experiences reflect a growing importance to ...

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The UNESCO-UNEVOC in brief brochure provides a quick overview of the work of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre.

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Education for Sustainable Development. Sourcebook

For Teachers
The purpose of the publication is to describe ways in which education for sustainable development (ESD) can be integrated into primary and secondary schooling. This collection of briefs is designed to complement other ESD materials published by UNESC ...

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Final Report: Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

on “Transforming TVET: Building skills for work and life” Shanghai, People’s Republic of China 14 to 16 May 2012
General report on the conference

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EFA global monitoring report - 2012 (Gender Review)

Youth and skills: putting education to work

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Proposed Indicators for Assessing Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Inter-Agency Working Group on TVET Indicators
The report is organized into three main parts. The first part presents the conceptual framework used to develop the five broad policy areas and describes their scope. The second part focuses on the main indicators for each policy area. A range of in ...

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Fashion or passion? Policy matters in skills development

In an interview published by UNESCO Bangkok, UNESCO Programme Specialist Mr Youngsup Choi challenges common perceptions on TVET.

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Transforming technical and vocational education and training: building skills for work and life; main working document

Main working Document for the International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Shanghai 2012
The UNESCO study looks in depth at the major trends and policy developments in TVET since the Second International Congress held in Seoul in 1999. This work has two main objectives. The first is to analyse world trends in TVET in the context of wider ...

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Consultation Meeting of UNEVOC Cluster Coordinators

Meeting Report, Bonn, Germany, 12 to 14 September 2012
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organized a consultation meeting of Cluster Coordinating UNEVOC Centres in Bonn, Germany, from 12 to 14 September 2012. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the role of Cluster Coordinating UNEVOC Centres in or ...

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SPECIAL REPORT on the Activities Implemented Within the Joint IFESCCO/UNESCO IITE Project “Promotion of the Use of ICTs in TVET in CIS Сountries”

This special report is prepared by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) within the framework of the joint project with the Intergovernmental Foundation for Educational, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation of CI ...

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Promotion of the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in CIS countries

IITE has published an analytical report “Promotion of the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in CIS countries”, prepared in the framework of the joint project of the Intergo ...

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Shanghai Consensus: Recommendations of the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Transforming TVET: Building skills for work and life
The recommendations that were agreed during the Congress provide directions regarding areas in which policy dialogue and capacity building are required by Member States at the national, regional and international levels.

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Greening Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Skills Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Interagency Working Group’s Initiatives
Support of initiatives for greening TVET and skills development by raising awareness, providing advocacy, sharing and disseminating good practices, knowledge and expertise.

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ILO Publications September 2011-February 2012

After a first series of policy responses to the 2008–09 crisis aimed at sustaining domestic demand through expansionary anti-crisis packages, most European governments – starting with Greece, Ireland, Bulgaria and Romania, and followed by many ot ...

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EFA Global Monitoring Report - 2012

Youth and Skills: Putting Education to Work
Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardiz ...

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Transforming TVET - from idea to action

One decade of UNESCO-UNEVOC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Bonn in 2002, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre published a brochure retracing its activities over the last decade, in order to reflect on past achievements, present ongoing projec ...

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International Review of Education

Internationale Zeitschrift fur Erziehungswissenschaft
The International Review of Education is edited by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, with the advice of an independent Editorial Board and the assistance of consulting editors and academic reviewers. The journal is the longest-runn ...

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Global Compact International Yearbook

The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption ...

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World Investment Report 2012

Towards a new Generation of Investment Policies
Prospects for foreign direct investment (FDI) continue to be fraught with risks and uncertainties. At $1.5 trillion, flows of global FDI exceeded pre financial crisis levels in 2011, but the recovery is expected to level off in 2012at an estimated $1 ...

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