Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges / Edition 1

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Overview

This book is the first that provides a comprehensive overview of the way countries, education systems and institutions have responded to the call for an integration of learning for work, citizenship and sustainability at the Second International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education which was held in Seoul in 1999. Discussions on the central theme of the Seoul Conference - lifelong learning and training for all, a bridge to the future – led to the conclusion that a new paradigm of both development and Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) was needed.

This book showcases the wide range of international initiatives that have sought to put such exhortations into practice. It includes: case studies of national TVET policy reforms, reoriented curricula, sustainable campus management programs, and examples of innovative approaches to integrating learning in TVET with on-the-job training and in community service. It also focuses on the issues and challenges being faced and ways of moving forward.

Case studies feature initiatives in a wide range of world regions and countries, and include authors from: UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, China, Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction – Work, Learning and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges John Fien and Rupert Maclean

Section 1 New Thinking on Development

2. Global Trends and their Implications for Sustainable Human Resource Development through TVET Man-Gon Park

3. Rethinking Development: As If the Planet and Its People Really Mattered John Fien, David Goldney and Tom Murphy

4. Productivism and Ecologism: Changing Discourses in TVET Damon Anderson

5. Towards Sustainable Human Development Parmanand Varma

6. Towards a Synthesis Annette Gough

Section 2 The TVET Response to the Challenges of Sustainable

Development

7. Sustainable Development: The Challenges and Prospects for a Sustainability Curriculum Elwyn Thomas

8. Technology Education and the Search for Truth, Beauty and Love William Pretzer

9. TVET as Sustainable Investment Steve Gough

10. Technacy Education: Understanding Cross-cultural Technological Praxis Kurt W. Seemann

11. Education for All and TVET: The Creative Synergy Phillip Hughes

12. TVET and Ecologism: Charting New Terrain Damon Anderson

13. Basic Education for Sustainable Livelihoods: The Right Question? John Lawrence and Sean Tate

14. Adult and Vocational Education for Social Sustainability: A New Concept for TVET for Sustainable Development Stephen Mckenzie

15. Intercultural Education: Promoting Sustainability in Education and Training Johanna Lasonen

16. Developing Entrepreneurship for Rural Youth and Women Tariq Mahmood

17. Sustainable Development through a Skilled, Knowledge-Based Workforce Man-Gon Park, Shyamal Majumdar and Suresh K. Dhameja

18. The TVET Response to the Challenges of Sustainable Development: Towards a Synthesis Veronica Volkoff

Section 3 Country Experiences in Integrating Sustainable Development into

TVET

19. UK: Developing the Strategy for Sustainable Development in TVET Stephen Martin, Maureen Martin and Judith Cohen

20. Germany: TVET for Sustainable Development: Policy-Making Strategies and Project Experiences Michael Haertel

21. Australia: The Role of Partnerships, Industry Skills Councils and Training Packages in TVET for Sustainable Development Linda Condon and Andrew Rickard

22. Canada: Generic Sustainable Development Skills for the Workforce France Boutin and Chris Chinien

23. South Africa: Applied Competence as the Guiding Framework for Environmental and Sustainability Education Heila Lotz-Sisitka and Glenda Raven

24. South Africa: Strengthening Responses to Sustainable Development Policy and Legislation Heila Lotz-Sisitka and Lausanne Olvitt

25. Azerbaijan: TVET and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Caucasus John Lawrence

26. India: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Policy Perspectives and Challenges Ahead Jagmohan Singh Rajput

27. China: Skills Acquisition for Displaced People in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of Chongqing Zhao Jiping, Liu Yu and Veronica Volkoff

28. Country Experiences in Integrating Sustainable Development into TVET: Towards a Synthesis Alan Montague

Section 4 Enhancing and Supporting TVET for Sustainable Development

29. Eight Principles for Promoting a Sustainable Education William S. Pretzer

30. School Enterprises Revisited: Combining Vocational Learning with Production Madhu Singh

31. School-based Enterprises and Environmental Sustainability Alberto Arenas

32. Sustainability Covenants: A Case Study of Government–College Partnership Beth McLachlan, Greg Waddell and Frank Mitchell

33. A Framework for Developing Teaching Approaches and Resources for Education for Sustainable Development Margarita Pavlova

34. Learning To Do: An ESD Resource for TVET Lourdes R. Quisumbing and Maria Lourdes Q. Baybay

35. Evaluating TVET Programmes through Appreciative Inquiry Alberto Arenas

36. Enhancing and Supporting TVET for Sustainable Development: Towards a Synthesis Iris Bergmann

Section 5 Conclusion

37. TVET and Sustainable Development: A Cautionary Note Tom Karmel

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