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Rethinking Work and Learning: Adult and Vocational Education for Social Sustainability

This volume brings together an international group of contributors to explore ways in which social sustainability can be integrated into Adult and Vocational Education (AVE) practices. While it is clear that given the rapid change of work, job-specif ...

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Revitalizing a Technical Training Institute in Kenya

A Case Study of Kaiboi Technical Training Institute, Eldoret, Kenya
UNESCO-UNEVOC has published the first volume in the series of Case Studies of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Selected Countries. The Case Study of Kaiboi Technical Training Institute in Eldoret, Kenya provides insight into the dev ...

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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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Is training in developing countries different from training in developed countries?

UNEVOC Forum 14
The essay looks at similarities and differences in TVET in developed and developing countries, based on the observations of the author on numerous field trips as an officer of the ILO, the World Bank and the Inter-Ameri- can Development Bank.

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Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) research has become a recognized and well-defined area of interdisciplinary research. The Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research is the first handbook of its kind th ...

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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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UNESCO-UNEVOC in Action: Report on Activities 2006-2007

UNESCO-UNEVOC set specific result areas to guide its work during 2006-2007: within the context of its overall mission, recent achievements, and the priorities mandated by the UNESCO General Conference. The work of the Centre was focused around these ...

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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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Report on the 1st African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit: Access to and Inclusion in TVET in Africa Through New ICT-based Solutions

28 May 2007, Nairobi (e-Learning Africa)
- What are the benefits of e-learning for TVET? - What is the current status of e-learning in African TVET? Who is active in the field? Who are the pioneers on the ground? - What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of e-learnin ...

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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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International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development

Engaging the Corporate Sector
How can education and training for sustainable development be integrated into corporate sector training and capacity building programmes? This was the main question addressed at a consultative meeting with corporate sector firms and organizations on ...

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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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International Perspectives on Teachers and Lecturers in Technical and Vocational Education

Teaching staff in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) not only directly influence the quality of the workforce, but also take on additional societal functions, such as the support of regional learning and innovation processes and t ...

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Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-first Century: Festschrift for Professor Phillip Hughes

This book stresses learning and teaching, rather than teaching and learning. The contention of the contributors is that the focus in all educational endeavours should not be primarily on teachers and teaching, but on learners - how to best facilita ...

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Identities at Work

This book is the fifth volume of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Book Series “Current Developments in Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects”. It brings together international theory and empirical research that deals with ...

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Good Practices in Private-Public Partnership and Labour Market Orientation in TVET in the MENA Region

A Study Tour for UNEVOC Centres
With a growing role of the private sector in creating employment opportunities for youth and job seekers in the MENA countries and a simultaneous shrinkage of the role of what used to be a public sector’s enterprises, the notion of private-public ...

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Approaches to Action Learning in Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Review of Psychological Foundations and Selected Teaching Concepts of Action Learning
The ever changing world of work demands new educational approaches, such as a stronger action focus in TVET and in initial TVET teacher training. This publication, jointly published by UNESCO-UNEVOC and Capacity Building International (InWEnt), o ...

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International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development: TVET Teacher Education towards Sustainability

Final Report, 19-24 August 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Forty TVET experts from 17 countries, including Canada, Australia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, discussed ways in which sustainability can be integrated into TVET teacher education and capacity building programmes in the Asia-Pacific region at the me ...

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From School to Work: Contemporary TVET Regional Experiences

Final Report of the Seminar 23 - 30 January 2007
The seminar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training “From School to Work: Contemporary Regional Experiences” was convened by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of Japan from 23 – 30 January 2007 in Tokyo. T ...

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Meeting Report: International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19-24 August, 2007

TVET Teacher Education towards Sustainability
Forty TVET experts from 17 countries, including Canada, Australia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, discussed ways in which sustainability can be integrated into TVET teacher education and capacity building programmes in the Asia-Pacific region at the me ...

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Meeting Report: International Consultation on Education for Sustainable Development, Bonn, Germany, 23-25 May, 2007

Engaging the Corporate Sector
How can education and training for sustainable development be integrated into corporate sector training and capacity building programmes? This was the main question addressed at a consultative meeting with corporate sector firms and organizations on ...

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Meeting Report: International Experts Meeting on Corporate Social Responsibility and Education for Sustainable Development", Bonn, Germany, 6-7 November, 2007"

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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Technical and vocational education and training in an ageing society

Experts meeting proceedings 3–4 October 2006 Adelaide
What are and will be implications of ageing societies for TVET? The ageing population is a major factor that is transforming societies, including the ways in which work is organised and carried out. This significant, worldwide phenomenon was the subj ...

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