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Shanghai Update 7: Follow-up on the UNESCO Third International TVET Congress

July 2017
The seventh issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter looks at the progress made since the Third International Congress in May 2012. It presents contributions from seven leading authorities on TVET to reflect on how far UNESCO have come with each of th ...

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Teacher support and motivation framework for Africa

Emerging patterns
This publication, a critical literature review and analytical framework, is part of the initial phase of the development of UNESCO-IICBA’s Teacher Support and Motivation Framework (TSMF) for Africa. It also serves as a resource for African countr ...

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Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2017

The 2017 Global Inventory provides some important insights into the current development and implementation of qualifications frameworks worldwide. It is the result of collaborative work between the European Centre for the Development of Vocation ...

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Global Education Monitoring Report - 2017/2018

Accountability in education: meeting our commitments
The second edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) presents the latest evidence on global progress towards the education targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With hundreds of millions of people still not going to sc ...

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Towards Quality Assurance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

At the Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, held in Shanghai in 2012, a recommendation was made to explore the possibility of developing international guidelines on quality assurance for the recognition of ...

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Polemag Issue #26

IIEP Pôle de Dakar Magazine - July 2017
Revising vocational training In the next two decades, the subject of occupational integration and the role of the education system in promoting employment opportunities will be a fundamental issue for policy-makers and the international community. ...

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Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET

The Education for All initiative concluded in 2015, but in many countries, and particularly in the developing countries, secondary education is still the preserve of the privileged few. This means that millions of adults and young people are denied t ...

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TVET Policy Review: Saint Lucia

Policy reviews aim to improve TVET policies and the TVET system in the reviewed country and to further local capacity to undertake strategic TVET policy analysis and planning that is aligned with sustainable development priorities. The following ...

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Education 2030: Incheon Declaration and Framework for Action

Plan for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Shanghai Update 6: Follow-up on the UNESCO Third International TVET Congress

December 2016
The sixth issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter contains information on how UNESCO is putting into practice its Strategy for TVET (2016-2021).

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Global Education Monitoring Report - 2016 (Gender Review)

Gender Review, creating a sustainable future for all
The Gender Review discusses global and regional trends in achieving parity in education access, participation and completion and in selected learning outcomes, stressing that there is much room for progress. It then shifts to an evidence-based discus ...

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Global Education Monitoring Report - 2016

Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all
The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) provides an authoritative account of how education is the most vital input for every dimension of sustainable development. This Report makes three messages starkly clear. Firstly, the urgent ne ...

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YouthXchange: green skills and lifestyles guidebook

The YouthXchange guidebooks provide young people with ideas, actions and starting points towards a sustainable world. With nearly half of the world’s population under the age of 25, most living in developing countries, just imagine the impact of yo ...

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UNESCO Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (2016-2021)

The Strategy sets out key policy areas and actions for the period 2016 to 2021. It contributes to UNESCO’s strategic objectives and is in full alignment with SDG4 to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning ...

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Shanghai Update 5: Follow-up on the UNESCO Third International TVET Congress

July 2016
The fifth issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter contains information on UNESCO´s new Strategy for TVET (2016-2021) and how it will guide the Organization´s work with regards to TVET for the coming years. Other articles focus on UNESCO´s Recom ...

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Enhancing Relevance in TVET

Review of Progress in the Asia-Pacific since 2012
As a follow-up to the Shanghai Congress and the World Education Forum and as a prelude to the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Training (ACET), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 3 to 5 August 2015, UNESCO commissioned a regional study to r ...

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Combating discrimination in education

Ninth consultation of Member Sates on the application of the Convention and the Recommendation against Discrimination in Education (1960)
These Guidelines are intended to assist Member States in the preparation of the Reports on the implementation of the 1960 Convention against Discrimination in Education (“the Convention”) as well as the 1960 Recommendation against Discrimi ...

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What makes a quality curriculum?

In-Progress Reflection No.2 on Current and Critical Issues in Curriculum and Learning
Sustainable Development Goal Four has to do with education in the post-2015 development agenda. It aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Given the essential role of curr ...

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UNESCO IIEP Pôle de Dakar: Platform of expertise in vocational training (Pefop)

The objective of the platform is to make operational vocational training policies through the mobilization, enhancement and empowerment of public and private actors involved in the implementation of the reform. The launch workshop of the Platform of ...

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Training the 21st-century worker

IBE Working Papers on Curriculum Issues N° 16
How to promote complex skills acquisition? In this latest issue of the IBE Working Papers on Curriculum, the author reviews cognitive research findings on skills acquisition, focusing in particular on the ‘dark network’ of implicit memory, and hi ...

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Recommendation concerning technical and vocational education and training (TVET)

Revised Recommendation 2015
Fifteen years after the last revision, UNESCO released an overhaul of its “2001 Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education”. According to the UNESCO’s general principles, technical vocational education and training ...

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Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks (Vol. II)

Volume II: National and Regional Cases
How far is the world progressing towards comprehensive qualifications frameworks? The 2015 global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks was compiled by Cedefop, Unesco-HQ, the European Training Foundation and the Unesco Instit ...

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Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good

The changes in the world today are characterized by new levels of complexity and contradiction. These changes generate tensions for which education is expected to prepare individuals and communities by giving them the capability to adapt and to respo ...

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Level-setting and recognition of learning outcomes

The use of level descriptors in the twenty-first century
The research presented in this report explores the global phenomenon of learning across boundaries, but with a specific focus on the manner in which the level of learning is recognized through the use of level descriptors. The research draws on the d ...

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Shanghai Update 4: Follow-up on the UNESCO Third International TVET Congress

November 2015
The fourth issue of the Shanghai Update newsletter contains information on the 2030 Agenda including 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how TVET is prominently reflected in them. Other articles inform on World Youth Skills Day, ICT in T ...

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