Monthly Archives: July 2012

Value for Money in Education

By Chris Winch, Kings College London. The question of ‘Value for Money’ for education is rightly a matter of public concern. In recent years however it has come to be framed in terms that are overwhelmingly one-sided, namely not just … Continue reading

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Beyond the Impoverishment of Vocational Education and Training for Development

By Simon McGrath. Given this year is seeing both a major rethink of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and of development, it is timely to put the two notions together. What then is the current model of VET for development? … Continue reading

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Life After 2015: Who is Speaking, and Who is Listening?

By Barbara Trudell, SIL Africa Area. The existence and possible features of a post-2015 global education agenda is the hot topic in education and development circles these days. At least a score of different discussions are taking place on the … Continue reading

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Training the Poor in Times of Unemployment

By Claudio de Moura Castro. Amongst respected researchers, there is ample consensus that training does not create jobs. Therefore, if in a given environment, jobs are not being created, there are perplexing issues concerning what to do with existing training … Continue reading

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TVET for a Changing World: Global Developments, Local Resonance

By Qian Tang. After a period of neglect, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is now firmly on the agenda of governments around the world. Youth unemployment, social exclusion and poverty have led many decision-makers to refocus their attention … Continue reading

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Towards a New Global World of Skills Development? Or to Boldly Go Where TVET has Gone Before?

By Robert Palmer and Kenneth King. A few decades ago technical and vocational education and training (TVET) formed a central part in the development strategies of many developing countries and development partners. Due to the emphasis on basic education  from … Continue reading

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