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Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia

Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

Authors: Maclean, Rupert, Jagannathan, Shanti, Panth, Brajesh

  • Straddles the fields of skills development for employability, environmental issues, and education for sustainable development
  • Helps readers examine complex interactions and interrelationships between these areas Adopts an evidence-based approach through surveys, interviews and workshops
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This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam, it discusses government and business sector responses to these issues and how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems and institutions are addressing both the renewal of curricula in the context of green growth dynamics, and patterns of training and skills development to meet demands. In addition, the book examines cross-country issues, concerns and prospects regarding education and skills for inclusive growth and green jobs for the four countries. These include critical themes and issues in the selected industry sectors triggering a demand for green jobs in the region; how industry is responding to those demands; areas impeding the transition from traditional to green practices; the importance of skills development; the role of TVET in addressing industry needs; and reasons for the slow response of TVET to green skills.While other studies conducted in Asia – and internationally - on the same topic have largely relied on secondary sources, this study conducted by the Asian Development Bank and the Education University of Hong Kong (ADB-EdUHK) is unique in that the findings, conclusions and recommendations reported on are based on primary data. As part of the study, TVET providers, business enterprises, policy makers and practitioners were surveyed using questionnaires and face-to-face interviews. In addition, workshops were held in each of the four countries to ascertain the views of key stakeholders in government, nongovernment organisations, members of the international development community, TVET providers and members of the business sector.The book also provides summaries of the case studies undertaken for India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam. 


About the authors

Professor Rupert Maclean: Currently QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies, and concurrently UNESCO Chair on TVET and Sustainable Development, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar.  Previously Chair Professor of International Education, UNESCO Chair in TVET and Lifelong Learning, and Director of the Centre for International Education and Lifelong Learning, at the  Education University of Hong Kong.  Has published books, articles and book chapters, and given numerous keynote presentations worldwide, on the areas of TVET and education for sustainable development.  Has occupied honorary academic positions at universities in Oxford, Melbourne and Shanghai.  Worked for almost 20 years with UNESCO, with postings in Yangon, Bangkok and Paris before becoming foundation Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Bonn, Germany. Awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Australia in 211, ‘for distinguished service to TVET, particularly through UNESCO’.
Ms Shanti Jagannathan:  Currently Senior Education Specialist in the South Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank, Manila. She led a regional policy research study on Asia's Knowledge Economies: the Next Policy Agenda and a study on Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth and Green Jobs. She was also the Convener of the ADB International Skills Forum in a 4-year series from 2011 to 2014.  She works on education policy and strategy for improving the quality, cost-efficiency and labor market relevance of skills development in ADB's developing member countries.  She represented the ADB in the Inter Agency Working Group on Greening TVET and Skills Development convened by UNESCO-UNEVOC. Prior to joining the ADB, she worked with the European Union as Development Adviser on education reform programs in South Asia and on gender issues, democracy and human rights and poverty alleviation. She has published seminar papers, edited conference volumes, published in the World Bank Policy Research series. Two recent publications by Springer that she co-edited are: Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific and a special issue of Prospects (Volume 44), a Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. Mr Brajesh Panth:  Currently the Technical Advisor for Education at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He provides technical leadership to the education sector group (ESG) in ADB, leads the preparation of the ESG work plan and facilitates collaboration across sector and technical groups in ADB. 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 (TVET), and higher education. He holds a doctorate in education administration, planning and social policy from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He worked with the World Bank as senior education specialist before joining ADB in 2001. He has worked in Central Asia, South Asia, China, Ghana, Malawi and the United States. Besides coordinating several publications in ADB, Mr. Panth has made several presentations in different fora and contributed to policy analysis, policy dialogue and analytical work pertaining to his experience in sector wide approaches, basic and secondary education, TVET, higher education, decentralized social services, education reform, results based financing and monitoring, development partner cooperation, and regional cooperation.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Overview

    Pages 1-18

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

  • Introduction

    Pages 19-40

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

  • Summary of Main Research Findings: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam

    Pages 41-81

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

  • Case Study of a Private Sector Firm in Indonesia

    Pages 83-97

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

  • A Holistic Approach to Greening TVET: A Case Study and Analysis of Bac Thang Long Economic Technical College Practices in Viet Nam

    Pages 99-117

    Maclean, Rupert (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4902-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia
Book Subtitle
Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam
Authors
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Asian Development Bank
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6559-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6559-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6558-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4902-7
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 198
Number of Illustrations
19 illustrations in colour
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