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International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work

Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning

Maclean, Rupert, Wilson, David (Eds.)

2009, CCL, 3036 p. In 6 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Reviews the developments that have occurred in the field of technical and vocational education and training(TVET)that contribute to the improvement of the field
  • Reflects best and innovative practice and, wherever possible, uses case studies
  • The authors are representative of the various regions of the world and major international organizations involved in TVET

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.

In this Handbook readers will find information on TVET models from all over the world, reflections on the best and most innovative practice, and dozens of telling case studies. The Handbook presents the work both of established as well as the most promising young researchers, giving it a real cutting edge and features unrivalled coverage of developments in research, policy and practice in TVET. It will assist those involved in TVET at any level in making informed decisions and further advance and improve the field and to bridge the gap between vocational and academic education in the 21st century.

This Springer work is particularly relevant today as TVET faces major challenges posed by the move in many countries towards the knowledge-based economy ushered in by new information and communication technologies. Traditional occupations and apprenticeships are affected as the boundaries between manual and mental work fade. National economies are evolving rapidly as market forces take full advantage of the opportunities offered by globalization.

Work, of course, has always been a major feature in people’s lives. Not only does it provide them with the means of survival—food, clothing and shelter—but it also has a major impact on their self-identity, social status, standard of living and quality of life. In this respect, the shift from the Industrial Age to the Information Age has considerable implications for education and training.

Numerous questions arise from the shift in the global labour marketplace, questions that this volume provides answers to. How do we anticipate change in the labour market? How respond to the dilemma of providing appropriate educational and training courses in a fluid world economy? Governments need reliable mechanisms to predict economic trends and the demand for manpower. Governments, enterprises and trade unions alike must focus on the methodologies of teacher training, curriculum development, the school-to-work transition, gender, and equality and equity. They will need to offer flexible pathways to training, find new ways of moulding human capital, and work out how they cope with unemployment and an ageing workforce—to name only a few.

These are just some of the topics addressed in this Handbook. It draws on international experience to identify the best answers and the best procedures to improve TVET, and provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge practices in research and policy as we face the vicissitudes of the twenty-first century.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » TVET - UNESCO - adult education - apprentice - curriculum - education - lifelong learning - management - organization - profession - quality - quality assurance - vocational education - vocational learning - vocational training

Related subjects » Professional & Vocational Education

Table of contents 

Dedication to David N. Wilson List of Tables List of Figures List of Contributors Information on the UNEVOC International Library of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Foreword (by Nicholas Burnett, ADG/Education, UNESCO Paris) Preface VOLUME 1 PART I OVERVIEW Introduction (Rupert Maclean) The Pedagogical Roots of Technical Learning and Thinking (Ron Hansen) A Conceptual Framework for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Jay W. Rojewski) 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) TVET Glossary: Some Key Terms (Jeanne MacKenzie and Rose-Anne Polvere) PART II THE CHANGING CONTEXT OF WORK AND EDUCATION Section 1 Changing Workplace Requirements: Implication for Education (Margarita Pavlova and L. Efison Munjanganja) Overview: Changing Economic Environment and Workplace Requirements: Implications for Reengineering TVET for Prosperity (France Boutin, Chris Chinien, Lars Moratis and Peter van Baalen) The Right to a New Utopia: Adult Learning and the Changing World of Work in an Era of Global Capitalism (Budd L. Hall) Decent Work for All: From ILO Initiative to a Global Goal (Peter Poschen) Redefining Gender Roles in the Workforce (Karen F. Zuga) Anticipation of Skill Requirements: European Activities and Approaches (Manfred Tessaring) Redefining the Status of Occupations (Walter R. Heinz) Changing Work, Work Practice: Consequences for Vocational Education (Stephen Billett) Traditional and Transitional TVET Systems (Poonam Agrawal) Partnering to Meet the Needs of a Changing Workplace (LuAnn Hiniker and Robert A. Putnam) 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) Overview: Education and Training in the Informal Sector (Madhu Singh) Tinkering with the Tinker: Meeting Training Needs in the Informal Sector of Chad (Joshua A. Muskin) The Traditional Informal Apprenticeship System of West Africa as Preparation for Work (William Ahadzie) Initiatives to Link TVET to Self-employment in Ghana (Robert Palmer) Criteria for Training Policy in the Informal Sector: Demands and Challenges in Latin America (Enrique Pieck) Informal Learning at Work: The Case of Working Children in Egypt (Laila Iskandar) Informal Learning and Work: From Genealogy and Definitions to Contemporary Methods and Findings (Peter H. Sawchuk) New Learning Spaces in VET: The Contribution of Social Partnerships (Terri Seddon, Kathleen Fennessy and Kathleen Ferguson) Social and Cultural Aspects of Informal Sector Learning: Meeting the Goals of EFA (Madhu Singh) VOLUME 2 PART III EDUCATION FOR THE WORLD OF WORK: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE Section 3 Reforming National Systems of Vocational Education and Training (David Atchoarena and Peter Grootings) Overview: Changing National VET Systems Through Reforms (David Atchoarena and Peter Grootings) Latin America’s Efforts in the Vocational Training of Young People

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