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|Author/s:||Quisumbing, Lourdes R., Ed, de Leo, Joy, Ed|
|Published:||2005 in Bonn, Germany|
|ULC:||UNEVOC Library Catalogue ID 4261|
Through its education policies and programmes UNESCO aims, first and foremost, to contribute to peace and harmony in the world. Its activities are primarily targeted at those people in the world who are the most in need and who suffer the most from the widening divide between rich and poor. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is an integral part of UNESCO’s education mandate. TVET has always had a special role to play in preparing young people and adults for the world of work—by providing them with knowledge, skills and competencies that assist them in gaining a decent income, increasing productivity, raising standards of living and providing an improved quality of life. In recent years, the role of TVET in educating the whole person, not just the worker, has rightfully gained prominence.
Practically, this means adopting a holistic approach to skills development for employability and citizenship by placing an emphasis within skills training programmes on developing a sense of values, ethics and attitudes to prepare the learner for self-reliance and responsible citizenship.
For these reasons, UNESCO’s specialist centre for TVET, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, is delighted to have assisted UNESCO-APNIEVE produce this important Sourcebook. This Sourcebook focuses on providing resources that can assist TVET educators and trainers work with learners to develop the important values necessary for learning and working together in harmony in a globalized world. The Sourcebook draws on, and operationalizes ideas contained in, the 1996 report to UNESCO of the Independent International Commission on Education for the Twenty-First Century, Learning: The Treasure Within.
UNESCO-APNIEVE (the Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education), which was established in 1995, has as its principal objectives the promotion and development of international education and values education for peace, intercultural understanding, human rights, democracy and sustainable development, through intercountry cooperation amongst both individuals and institutions working in these fields.
All of those involved in the development of this Sourcebook hope that it will assist young people in the Asia Pacific region to fully realize their creative potential and capacities, so they may assume leadership roles in their chosen vocation, and in so doing contribute to a genuine and lasting culture of peace for the just and sustainable development of their community, country, region and the world.