Vocational education and training for development: a policy in need of a theory?

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Author: McGrath, Simon


The current decade has seen a significant return of interest in vocational education and training (VET) amongst the international policy community. This rise in policy and programmatic interest in VET’s role in development, however, stands in contrast to the state of the academic debate. Whilst there have continued to be both policy and academic developments in VET in OECD countries; in the South there has been a paucity of VET research and little in the way of theoretical exploration. Rather, the academic orthodoxy in the international education and development field is dismissive of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Policy; Economics; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Development policy; Educational policy; Training policy; Economic development; Human capital; OECD country

Published: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2012

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 5

Journal date: September 2012

Pages: pp. 623-631

ISSN: 0738-0593

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 108.1394

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