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Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Work, Learning and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Fien, John, Maclean, Rupert, Park, Man-Gon (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the way countries, education systems and institutions have responded to the call for an integration of learning for work, citizenship and sustainability
  • Showcases a wide range of international initiatives in integrating issues of sustainable development into TVET, thus appeals to a wide international audience
  • Covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues of concern, including the place of gender, intercultural understanding, environmental management and productive enterprises in the TVET curriculum
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This book is the first that provides a comprehensive overview of the way countries, education systems and institutions have responded to the call for an integration of learning for work, citizenship and sustainability at the Second International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education which was held in Seoul in 1999. Discussions on the central theme of the Seoul Conference - lifelong learning and training for all, a bridge to the future – led to the conclusion that a new paradigm of both development and Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) was needed.

This book showcases the wide range of international initiatives that have sought to put such exhortations into practice. It includes: case studies of national TVET policy reforms, reoriented curricula, sustainable campus management programs, and examples of innovative approaches to integrating learning in TVET with on-the-job training and in community service. It also focuses on the issues and challenges being faced and ways of moving forward.

Case studies feature initiatives in a wide range of world regions and countries, and include authors from: UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, China, Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Global Trends and their Implications for Sustainable Human Resource Development through TVET

    Park, Man-Gon

    Pages 3-18

  • Rethinking Development: As if the Planet and its People Really Mattered

    Fien, John (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Productivism and Ecologism: Changing Dis/courses in TVET

    Anderson, Damon

    Pages 35-57

  • Towards Sustainable Human Development

    Varma, Parmanand

    Pages 59-70

  • Towards a Synthesis

    Gough, Annette

    Pages 71-74

Buy this book

eBook $279.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8194-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $359.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8193-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $359.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7801-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Work, Learning and Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • John Fien
  • Rupert Maclean
  • Man-Gon Park
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8194-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8194-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8193-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7801-8
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 516
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