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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Participation in Formal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programmes Worldwide

An Initial Statistical Study
The report "Participation in Formal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programmes Worldwide - An Initial Statistical Study" aims to stimulate an important process to fill the information gap existing in the area of comparable quantitativ ...

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Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS education in TVET

Report on the study visit between Botswana and Zambia on the mainstreaming of HIV & AIDS in the TEVET institutions
This study documents the experiences, lessons learnt and challenges faced in mainstreaming HIV & AIDS in TVET in Botswana and Zambia. It also aims to come up with recommendations outlining possible areas of collaboration between the Botswana Training ...

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Re-alignment of TVET in Iraq with Employment Requirements

Meeting report. Cairo, Egypt, 17-19 July 2006
Report on meeting on "Re-alignment of TVET in Iraq with Employment Requirements" in Cairo, Egypt, 17-19 July 2006. UNESCO, UN-Habitat and the German Government, in co-operation with the Iraqi Government organized a Forum to analyze the current situat ...

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International Approaches to TVET Development: Training Seminar for Afghanistan

Meeting Report. Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 - 23 November 2005
Report on the Seminar on "International Approaches to TVET Development" in Kabul on 21 - 23 November 2005. The overall objective of the seminar was to expose Afghan TVET policy-makers, planners and implementers to different TVET models. Twenty-three ...

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Work, Subjectivity and Learning

Understanding Learning Through Working Life
How do we think about work and working life, particularly in the context of lifelong learning? What role does ‘subjectivity’ play with regard to learning in the workplace? This sixth volume of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Series “Current Developments in ...

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Why access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for all is essential if education for all is to be achieved

A discussion paper prepared by the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, Bonn, Germany
Education for All (EFA) has been a major target for UNESCO for sixty years. In spite of special efforts to achieve EFA, many millions remain without the education they need. During that time, the importance of a suitable education has increased grea ...

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UNEVOC Annotated Bibliography 5: Occupational Health and Safety

Annotated bibliography of research and literature from 1998-2003

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Meeting Report: TVET for Sustainable Development, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2-5 July 2006

Opportunities and Challenges
About 70 technical and vocational education and training (TVET) experts from around Asia and several European countries gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 2-5 July 2006 to synthesise and extend current examples of international best practice ...

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The Development of a National System of Vocational Qualifications

Discussion Paper Series 2
The National System for Qualifications and Vocational Educational and Training (SNCFP) consists of instruments and actions which are necessary to promote and develop the integration of vocational education and training through the National Catalogue ...

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Orienting Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development

Discussion Paper series 1
This paper discusses the concept of technical and vocational training and its role in promoting and supporting sustainable development. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) takes on a complex and distinctive character with regard to ...

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Learning and Working. Motivating for Skills Development

A Campaign Package
UNESCO-UNEVOC has developed a "Skills Development Package for Learning and Working". The aim of this resource kit is to help facilitate the organization and implementation of awareness and motivation campaigns for marginalized groups in least develop ...

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Research for TVET Policy Development

Following the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Meeting on "Innovation and Excellence in TVET Teacher and Trainer Education" at Hangzhou / China on November 8 - 10th 2004, the Chinese Ministry of Education through Tianjin University, UNESOC-UNEVOC and the ...

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The Bologna Declaration and Emerging Models of TVET Teacher Training in Germany

The implementation of the Bologna Declaration (1999) has resulted in major changes to degree structures in Germany. The recommendation to adopt a two-cycle system of degree awards (Bachelor and Master) within a given timeframe represents a radical co ...

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Vocational education: the come-back?

Reproduced from Education Today, No. 13, April-June 2005 with the permission of UNESCO Paris
Technical and vocational education and training has fueled phenomenal economic growth in some countries and fallen short of expectations in others. Globalization is prompting governments to take renewed interest in this branch, still perceived as se ...

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Learning to Do: Values for Learning and Working Together in a Globalized World

An integrated Approach to Incorporating Values Education in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. UNESCO-APNIEVE sourcebook no.3 for Trainers,Teachers and Students in the Area of TVET.
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 t ...

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