Basic education and VSD interactions

The discourse on sustainable development reflects an expanded vision for universal education: it places substantial emphasis on education and training that supports broader socio-economic development. Sustainable Development Goal 4 envisages “Inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all”, with targets specific to technical and vocational skills development (TVSD). In this context, continuity between basic education under state frameworks and the provision of TVSD opportunities is vital to ensuring access to lifelong learning. NORRAG’s work in this sector focuses on the education-training continuum in Africa and other regions of the global South in an effort to encourage and support local knowledge production on the current TVSD system and the possibilities for increased synergy between the basic education and TVSD systems.

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Call for Contributions! NORRAG Special Issue 08: The Education-Training-Work Continuums: Pathways to socio-professional inclusion for youth and adults

NORRAG, an associate program of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, invites contributions to NORRAG Special Issue (NSI) 08 on The Education-Training-Work Continuums: Pathways to socio-professional inclusion for youth and adults. The contributions are expected to be short written articles (typically around 1200-1500 words) or multimedia material...
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Event Highlights: 30 September 2021: Launch and online discussion of the study “The Education–Training–Decent Work Continuum”

On 30 September 2021, NORRAG and RECI, the Swiss Network for Education and International Cooperation, hosted the launch and online discussion of the study “The Education – Training – Decent Work Continuum“. The study examines the continuum approach to tackling discontinuities widely observed between education, training and work by studying...
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