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International Handbook

of Education for the Changing World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning


Rupert Maclean and David N. Wilson

Associate Editor: Chris Chinien

Published 2009

ISBN: 978-1-4020-5280-4
e-ISBN: 978-1-4020-5281-1

English, 3044 pages in 6 volumes

This 6-volume Handbook is a reference tool that provides information on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) models from all over the world and includes reflections on good and innovative practice as well as case studies. The Handbook aims to address the various developments that have occurred in TVET and provide pointers to improvements in the field. It is particularly relevant today as TVET faces major structural changes posed by the move towards the knowledge-based economy ushered in by new information and communication technologies. Traditional occupations and apprenticeships are affected as the boundaries between manual and mental work fade, and the rapid changes in the globalized economy make the life-long acquisition of skills relevant to the labour market essential for all.

The Handbook covers in detail much of the latest developments in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), with focus on topics such as: TVET policy and reform; financing TVET systems; TVET teacher education; assessment in TVET; TVET research and curriculum development; participation in formal TVET programmes; regional TVET profiles; information and communication technologies in TVET; TVET for youth and in ageing societies; TVET in the informal sector and in countries in post-conflict situations.

Some 200 TVET experts explore the prospects and challenges in each of these areas from diverse perspectives. The authors are from developed and developing countries, UN agencies, universities, national and international research centres, training institutions, national and international statistical offices and ministries of education.

Written for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers in vocational education, professional development, adult education and lifelong learning


Preface (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Preface.pdf) (PDF, 14 KB)
Foreword (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Foreword.pdf) (PDF, 15 KB)
Table of Contents (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/HandbookTOC.pdf) (PDF, 110 KB)
Introduction (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Introduction_RM_DW.pdf) (PDF, 350 KB)
Prologue (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Prologue_AvA.pdf) (PDF, 1 MB)
Dedication to David N. Wilson (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Dedication.pdf) (PDF, 10 KB)
Subject Index (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Subject_Index.pdf) (PDF, 250 KB)
List of Contributors (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_List_of_Contributors.pdf) (PDF, 82 KB)
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Library of TVET Editorial Advisory Board (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pubs/Handbook_Editorial_Advisory_Board.pdf) (80 KB)


Order the International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work: Bridging Academic and Vocational Learning from Springer Science+Business Media (http://www.springer.com/education/professional+&+vocational+education/book/978-1-4020-5280-4).

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