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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
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Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs

Key Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Editors: Panth, Brajesh, Maclean AO, Rupert (Eds.)

  • Analyses implications of global drivers of social and economic change for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
  • Focuses on needs or a new philosophy, curriculum and pedagogy in Technical and Vocational Education Training
  • Presents the case and scope for a new research and policy agenda in Technical and Vocational Education Training
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This open access book analyzes the main drivers that are influencing the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific and identifies the implications for education and training in the region. It also assesses how education and training philosophies, curricula, and pedagogy can be reshaped to produce workers with the skills required to meet the emerging demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The book’s 40 articles cover a wide range of topics and reflect the diverse perspectives of the eminent policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who authored them. To maximize its potential impact, this Springer-Asian Development Bank co-publication has been made available as open access.

About the authors

Brajesh Panth is Chief of Education Sector Group at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He provides technical leadership to the education sector group (EdSG) in ADB, leads the preparation of the EdSG work plan and facilitates collaboration across sector and technical groups in ADB and with external partners. He has over 25 years of experience in the education sector including sector assessment, project processing, implementation, evaluation, and policy dialogue, covering all levels-primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education.  Mr. Panth worked with the World Bank as a senior education specialist in Nepal before joining ADB in 2001. He has also worked in Central Asia, South Asia, China, Ghana, Malawi and the United States. Besides coordinating and contributing to several publications, Mr. Panth has made several presentations in different fora and contributed to policy analysis, policy dialogue and analytical work pertaining to different aspects of education reform. He holds a master’s and a doctorate in education administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, USA.
Professor Rupert Maclean AO located in Melbourne where he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, RMIT University. Immediately prior to returning to Melbourne in February 2019 he was for three years Foundation QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies, UNESCO Chair on Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Sustainable Development, and Co-ordinator of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre for Qatar, at the College of the North Altantic – Qatar. He is concurrently: Honorary Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong; and a Visiting Professor at both East China Normal University, Shanghai, and at the University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Between 2007 and 2015 he was an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Department of Education. In December 2018 he was appointed as a consultant of the Belt and Road Alliance for International Applied Education and Training by the Zhejiang Vocational Education Group, China. In 2011 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to improving education and schooling in developing countries, particularly through UNESCO.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs
Book Subtitle
Key Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Editors
  • Brajesh Panth
  • Rupert Maclean AO
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Asian Development Bank
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7018-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7018-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7017-9
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 351
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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