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Author/s:  Maclean, Rupert; Wilson, David (Eds.)
Publisher/s:  Springer Science + Business Media
Published:  2009 in Dordrecht, Netherlands
ISBN:  978-1-4020-5281-1

International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Volume 1

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, making this a totally comprehensive text on the subject. The Handbook’s aim is to review the developments that have occurred in TVET and provide pointers to improvements in the field.



1. Introduction (Rupert Maclean)

2. The Pedagogical Roots of Technical Learning and Thinking (Ron Hansen)

3. A Conceptual Framework for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Jay W. Rojewski)

4. Towards Achieving TVET for All: The Role of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Astrid Hollander and Naing Yee Mar)

5. TVET Glossary: Some Key Terms (Jeanne MacKenzie and Rose-Anne Polvere)


Section 1 Changing Workplace Requirements: Implication for Education (Margarita Pavlova and L. Efison Munjanganja)

1. Overview: Changing Economic Environment and Workplace Requirements: Implications for Reengineering TVET for Prosperity (France Boutin, Chris Chinien, Lars Moratis and Peter van Baalen)

2. The Right to a New Utopia: Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work in an Era of Global Capitalism (Budd L. Hall)

3. Decent Work for All: From ILO Initiative to a Global Goal (Peter Poschen)

4. Redefining Gender Roles in the Workforce (Karen F. Zuga)

5. Anticipation of Skill Requirements: European Activities and Approaches (Manfred Tessaring)

6. Redefining the Status of Occupations (Walter R. Heinz)

7. Changing Work, Work Practice: Consequences for Vocational Education (Stephen Billett)

8. Traditional and Transitional TVET Systems (Poonam Agrawal)

9. Partnering to Meet the Needs of a Changing Workplace (LuAnn Hiniker and Robert A. Putnam)

10. Bridging the Learning Divide: A Study into Adult Learning and Peer Mediation in the Workplace (David Johnson)

Section 2 Education and Training in Informal Economies (Madhu Singh)

1. Overview: Education and Training in the Informal Sector (Madhu Singh)

2. Tinkering with the Tinker: Meeting Training Needs in the Informal Sector of Chad (Joshua A. Muskin)

3. The Traditional Informal Apprenticeship System of West Africa as Preparation for Work (William Ahadzie)

4. Initiatives to Link TVET to Self-employment in Ghana (Robert Palmer)

5. Criteria for Training Policy in the Informal Sector: Demands and Challenges in Latin America (Enrique Pieck)

6. Informal Learning at Work: The Case of Working Children in Egypt (Laila Iskandar)

7. Informal Learning and Work: From Genealogy and Definitions to Contemporary Methods and Findings (Peter H. Sawchuk)

8. New Learning Spaces in VET: The Contribution of Social Partnerships (Terri Seddon, Kathleen Fennessy and Kathleen Ferguson)

9. Social and Cultural Aspects of Informal Sector Learning: Meeting the Goals of EFA (Madhu Singh)

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