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16 May 2013

NORRAG News 48 on "2012: The Year of Global reports on TVET, Skills & Jobs - Consensus or Diversity?" NOW ONLINE

photo_reportsThis issue of NORRAG News looks at the many different meanings of skill in these reports: high, medium, low, foundation, transferable, technical and vocational skills, as well as life-skills. It looks also at the state of skills in both urban and rural areas, and considers skills-for-poverty-reduction as well as skills-for-growth. The reports cover skills in the informal economy, as well as work-based skills and on-the-job training. Some of the reports also consider the emerging meanings and frontiers of TVET.

Here are a few examples of the more than 40 articles to be found in NN48 (the complete issue can be downloaded here):

Editorial: TVET and Skills Development – Some Reflections on Concepts and Discourse
by Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh & NORRAG
The Meaning of Skills in Global Reports
by Peliwe Lolwana, University of Witswatersrand
Beyond “Skills-for-Poverty-Reducation as well as Skills-for-Growth” – New Perspecties in Skills Devlopment in Latin America
by Claudia Jacinto, Institute for Economic and Social Development, Buenos Aires
TVE(T?) and the GMR: Counting and Comparing Apples and Oranges
by Robert Palmer, NORRAG, Amman
An Asian Lens to the GMR
by Chang Gwang-Chol, UNESCO, Bangkok
Transforming TVET and Building Skills for Work & Life: A View from Below
by Salim Akoojee Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA, Johannesburg
Debunking the Disability Myth with Skills: Tapping a Workforce Employers Urgently Need in Bangladesh
by Mikhail Islam, Chittagong Skills Development Centre, Bangladesh
Russian Perspectives of the World Development Report: Jobs, Migrants and Human Capital
by Svetlana Sigova & Maria Pitukhina, Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk,
Skills and Skilling in Asia
by Jouko Sarvi, Asian Development Bank, Manila
Post-2015 Discourse in Bangladesh: Can Human Capabilities Development be a Part of the Education Objectives in the next MDGs?
by Manzoor Ahmed, BRAC University Institute of Educational Development, Dhaka
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