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What works in TVET: Best Practices and Case Studies
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.
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.
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:
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.
Both Case Studies and TVET Best Practices should include:
Please direct any questions you may have to
Ms Alix Wurdak, Head of Publications, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org