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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.

When schools shut: Gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures

This UNESCO global study exposes failure to factor in gender in COVID-19 education responses and widening gaps in access to quality education following school closures. Citing some 90 countries, the study shows that despite governments' and partn ...

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Skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices & interns during the COVID-19 pandemic

Findings from a global survey of enterprises
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices and interns in all types of enterprises and organizations around the world. To assess the impact of the pandemic, a global online survey o ...

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Case study on Finnish TVET: a resilient model of training during COVID-19

This case study examines how technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was organized during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland. The disruption accentuated the importance of flexibility within the education ...

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Skills development in the time of COVID-19

Taking stock of the initial responses in technical and vocational education and training
This report is based on the findings of an interagency survey on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development in the time of COVID-19. The online survey, which was targeted at TVET providers, policymakers and social p ...

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Quality assurance and recognition of distance higher education and TVET

UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response. Education Sector issue notes Issue noten°5.1–June 2020
Following the COVID-19 outbreaks, Institutions of Higher Education and TVET had to close and figure out how to continue providing their educational programmes to the students. This brought to light a set of challenges. These challenges are: lack of t ...

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UNESCO COVID 19 Education Response - TVET systems and labour markets

The COVID-19 pandemic is severely affecting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems and labour markets. This issue note gives an overview of the challenges faced and some practical tips for designing policy interventions.

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