Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
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Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific

Editors: Maclean, Rupert, Jagannathan, Shanti, Sarvi, Jouko (Eds.)

  • First thorough and comprehensive volume on the policy and strategy of skills development
  • Synthesizes significant recent advances in skills development   Provides a forward looking agenda for action
  • Identifies key issues that need to be addressed in Asia and the Pacific
  • Demonstrates the importance of regional economic cooperation for the development of Asia and the Pacific ​
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Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, which in recent years has been the engine of global economic growth , this volume surveys trends and prospects in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with particular reference to achieving inclusive growth and the greening of economies. Underlying the increasing pressure for new models of TVET provision is the rapid pace of technological change, demand for a work force which is highly responsive to evolving needs and a transforming market place that calls for higher order skills and lifelong learning. The book proposes a re-engineered, modernized TVET system that fosters an innovative approach which enhances the employability of workers as well as the sustainability of their livelihoods. The book includes contributions from leading policy makers, researchers, and practitioners, including those in the private sector in analyzing and forecasting the most urgent priorities in skills development. The book argues for creative approaches to TVET design and delivery particularly with a view to improve job prospects , and meeting the goals of inclusion, sustainable development and social cohesion. Addressing issues such as the chronic mismatches between skills acquired and actual skills required in the work place, the volume proposes diversified approaches towards workforce development and partnerships with the private sector to improve the quality and relevance of skills development . The new imperatives created by ‘greening’ economies and responses required in skills development and training are addressed. Developing TVET is a high priority for governments in the Asia Pacific region as they seek to achieve long-term sustainable growth since the .continued success of their economic destinies depend on it. The volume also includes an emerging framework for skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Skills Development Issues, Challenges, and Strategies in Asia and the Pacific

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Lifelong Learning: Meaning, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Power, Colin Nelson (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Vocationalisation of Secondary and Tertiary Education: Challenges and Possible Future Directions

    Pavlova, Margarita (et al.)

    Pages 43-66

  • Education, Employability, Employment, and Entrepreneurship: Meeting the Challenge of the 4Es

    Sabharwal, Manish

    Pages 67-87

  • Coping with Rural Transformation and the Movement of Workers from Rural Areas to Cities: The People’s Republic of China Sunshine Project

    Wang, Li (et al.)

    Pages 89-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific
Editors
  • Rupert Maclean
  • Shanti Jagannathan
  • Jouko Sarvi
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5937-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5937-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5936-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8067-4
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 384
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