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

Meeting Basic Learning Needs in the Informal Sector

Integrating Education and Training for Decent Work, Empowerment and Citizenship

Editors: Singh, M. (Ed.)

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"This anthology brings together basic facts and features about basic learning needs and skills of people working and living in the informal economy and presents case studies from different countries examining educational and training strategies for meeting these learning needs. It portrays the grave problems facing educational and training systems vis-á-vis informal sector workers, even as they look at holistic solutions that take into account principles of lifelong learning and innovations in informal, non-formal and formal adult learning, and show a growing awareness that education is a human right of fundamental significance to promoting decent work and humane living conditions. The size, diversity, and the strength and sheer tenacity of workers and owners in the informal sector as well as the stress on globalisation and technological changes have combined to bring about a reappraisal of the links between education and training and the informal labour market.

The book looks at the interlinkages between EFA and work and takes the stance that promoting the right to basic education is crucial for overcoming oppression and indecent working conditions. Basic education in its current state is not imparting the necessary skills for entry to the labour market. In view of this gap, the case studies pose the crucial question of what essential skills and which basic learning needs have to be addressed for productive and decent work.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Singh, Madhu

    Pages 1-21

  • Schooling and Basic Skills: Training Programmes and Challenges in the Informal Sector: Latin America

    Pieck, Enrique

    Pages 25-42

  • Informal Learning and the Role of Social Movements

    Overwien, Bernd

    Pages 43-59

  • The Informal Sector: Non-Formal Education Settings for Working Children

    Iskandar, Laila

    Pages 61-73

  • Institutional Support Structures and Modes of Skills Transmission

    Krishna, V. V.

    Pages 75-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meeting Basic Learning Needs in the Informal Sector
Book Subtitle
Integrating Education and Training for Decent Work, Empowerment and Citizenship
Editors
  • M. Singh
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3427-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3427-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3426-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6862-0
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 250
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