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What works in TVET: Best Practices and Case Studies

WhatWorks.jpg Under the overall theme of What Works in TVET, UNESCO-UNEVOC maintains the TVET Best Practice Clearinghouse (TVET-BPC), and the Series of Case Studies in TVET in Selected Countries. Documents in this scheme are written by technical and vocational education and training specialists from the worldwide UNEVOC Network. While the aim of the TVET Best Practice Clearinghouse is to harness, document and evaluate a good practice that is in place in your country, to share expertise and knowledge on What Works in TVET with the global TVET community, and to provide TVET practitioners in other countries and contexts with information on how this best practice can be reproduced, the Case Studies in TVET should have a stronger research background and examine particular TVET theme that is of relevance in your country and that will be of interest to TVET specialists around the world.

As a UNEVOC Network member, we would like to encourage you to submit your Best Practice or a Case Study on a theme of your choice by completing the proposal form below. This will give you a unique opportunity to contribute to knowledge generation, preservation and sharing among the Network. Submitted proposals will be reviewed and the selected authors will receive a modest research grant to support the work within a given time frame.


Case Studies - format

Between 12.000 and 16.000 words, including footnotes or endnotes, a full reference list, a minimum of 4 good-quality colour photographs, illustrations, diagrams, tables and figures as applicable, appendices as applicable.

Access Case Studies in TVET in Selected Countries


TVET Best Practices - format

These are shorter documents – your paper should focus on one of the five following aspects: policy; financing, access and equity; labour-market information system; curriculum development; instructional design and development. Format: Between 6,500 and 8,000 words, including footnotes or endnotes, a full reference list, a minimum of 4 good-quality colour photographs, illustrations, diagrams tables and figures as applicable, appendices as applicable.

Access TVET Best Practice Clearinghouse

keyunev.gif TVET Best Practice Proposal Form (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/tvetbpc/)


Guidelines for Writing a Case Study or Best Practice

a) Target users

The intended users of the Case Study/TVET Best Practice include all key TVET stakeholders within the UNESCO Member States. It includes policy makers, administrators, educators, researchers, students and workers of international development agencies.

b) Guiding principles

The following principles will guide the harnessing, development and evaluation of the Case Study or TVET Best Practice:

  • Rigour in research and reporting;
  • Trustworthiness of research, based on several sources of evidence;
  • Qualitative and quantitative results;
  • Validity and representativeness of cases studied;
  • Traceability of results through an audit trail;
  • Quality of research and use of research method, including its justification and limits;
  • Quality of plain language (“speak to the user in their language”), use of logical structure; and
  • Significance for improving practice in TVET.

c) Data collection

The researcher should use one or many of these sources: documentation, archive, interview, direct observation, participant observation (action research), questionnaire, physical artefacts. The researcher has to assert the limits of the Case Study as being representative to other TVET programmes within the country.

d) Deliverable

Both Case Studies and TVET Best Practices should include:

  • Introduction, including background (context), objectives of the study, methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion of results, lessons learnt
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Data collection instruments
  • A full reference list

Please direct any questions you may have to

Ms Alix Wurdak, Head of Publications, mailto:a.wurdak@unevoc.unesco.org



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