REAL, the Center for Researching Education and Labor, of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and NORRAG have established an International Collaborative Program of Work in Education, Skills and Labor Policy in 2015. The broad purpose of the program is the sharing and dissemination of their knowledge, research, insights and perspectives with local, regional and international stakeholders.
The REAL Center, which is an established research center, conducts projects into important policy areas in education and training, focused on the complex relationships between education, knowledge, work, the economy, and society. The REAL Center brings together researchers from different disciplines, builds theoretical and systemic insights based on empirical research, improves the quality of empirical research, develops insights across different research areas, and contributes to national policy debates.
The joint NORRAG/REAL vision is to engage in the fields of knowledge creation and dissemination as well as policy dialogue on skills development, education and labor, with the aim of contributing in an informed and evidence-based manner to the South African, regional, continental and international debates on skills, education and training policies. The overall objective is to improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Skills Development.
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