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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.

ESD Currents: Changing Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

This publication provides a snapshot of activities in the Asia-Pacific to stimulate discussion for all players in the ever increasing circle of stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development. The importance of consistently creating network ass ...

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International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Volume 5

Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning
This 6-volume Handbook covers in detail all of the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Edited by two world-leading authorities on the subject, contributions have come from more than 200 international authors, ma ...

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International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Volume 6

Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning
This 6-volume Handbook covers in detail all of the latest practice in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Edited by two world-leading authorities on the subject, contributions have come from more than 200 international authors, ma ...

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Alternative education: Filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations

This book reviews some alternative education programmes, including those providing alternative access, such as accelerated learning programmes and home-based or community-based schools. It also examines programmes that are alternative in curriculum p ...

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Linking Vocational Training with the Enterprises

Asian Perspectives
Co-ordination mechanisms between TVET and enterprises in different economic sectors are eminently important for the relevance of TVET to both employers and job seekers. Such mechanisms, linkages and “bridges” between training providers and compan ...

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Once were warriors: Reintegrating ex-combatants

in: UNEVOC Forum 13, 2008 (Supplement to UNESCO-UNEVOC Bulletin 14)
This edition of the UNEVOC Forum provides a snapshot into countries emerging from conflict, examining some of the challenges faced, and vocational training issues to be addressed, when seeking to reintegrate ex-combatants into civilian life. Prolonge ...

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The Right to education: monitoring standard-setting instruments of UNESCO

The right to education is an internationally recognized right. It is established in a number of standard-setting instruments adopted by the United Nations and by UNESCO. It is an integral part of UNESCO’s mission, and central to Education for All ( ...

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Regional Meeting of African LIFE Countries

29 to 31 January 2008, Maputo
Second regional meeting on the Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) in the African region.

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Regional Meeting of Asia and Pacific LIFE Countries

21-24 January, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Report on second regional meeting of the 9 Asian and Pacific countries which participate in UNESCO's literacy initiative for empowerment (LIFE).

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Why Do German Companies Invest in Apprenticeships? The "Dual System" Revisited

What are the conditions behind the success of the German apprenticeship system, known as the "dual system of vocational education and training"? What are the main considerations of German companies and private sector institutions when financing t ...

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EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009: Overcoming inequality: why governance matters

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009 + Summary
Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015. Wh ...

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Training teachers in an HIV and AIDS context: Experiences from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

Under UNESCO's strategy for greater involvement by its education sector in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS, the Paris-based International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) launched, in conjunction with the UNESCO International Institute ...

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Staying Power. Struggling to reconstruct education in Burundi since 1993

The author analyzes decade-long survival strategies in the eductaion sector during a period of conflict and the attempts amde to salvage rebuild the school system.

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UNESCO Associated Schools - First Collection of Good Practices for Quality Education

This publication introduces Examples of Good Practices from Schools that belong to the UNESCo Associated Schools Network.

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VET and the Labour Market - A Comparative Analysis of China and Germany

China and Germany – two traditions, two systems, two possible solutions? Both countries are in the middle of the globalisation process and face new challenges. China is celebrated as the booming future market and Germany is acknowledged as one of t ...

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ICT-in-Education Toolkit for policy makers, planners and practitioners

V 2.0
ICT-in-Education Toolkit provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Toolk ...

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Another way to learn...: case studies

Best practices and lessons learned that highlight the role of vocational training in sustaining livelihoods in the most disadvantaged populations.

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International Symposium on Development of teaching and learning methods in TVET programmes through the use of ICT

Final Report/Rapport final (Tunis 2006)
Regional Symposium on Development of Teaching and Learning Methods in TVET Programmes through the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), summary report. Tri-lingual publication in English, French and Arabic (pdf for download only ha ...

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Education for Livelihoods and Civic Participation in Post-Conflict Countries

Conceptualizing a Holistic Approach to TVET Planning and Programming in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Discussion Papers facilitate the dissemination of crucial research and innovative ideas in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). They are shorter documents that aim to stimulate debate about TVET issues and promote the field. Th ...

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Vocational and Technical Education

The system of vocational education consists of education in vocational schools and vocational training. Vocational education in China is provided at three levels: junior secondary, senior secondary and tertiary. Conducted mainly in ju ...

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Beating the drums for attention

The present publication is the final product of the collective work of IntALWinE, giving an account of the activities carried out and the results achieved in the framework of the Socrates/Grundtvig network. It includes a series of suggestions and exa ...

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International Experts Meeting on Corporate Social Responsibility and Education for Sustainable Development

Advancing the Partnership
A key outcome of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development was the establishment of a special United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, from 2005 to 2014. This decade has the primary goal of making sustainable development ...

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Regional Meeting of Arab LIFE Countries

3-6 December 2007, Marrakech
Report on second regional meeting of 6 Arab Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) countries.

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