Skills for sustainable development: transforming vocational education and training beyond 2015

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Author: McGrath, Simon; Powell, Lesley


There have been recent calls to transform [vocational education and training] VET and to transform development. This double call leads [the authors] to ask how can skills development best support development that is sustainable for individuals, communities and the planet, and which promotes social justice and poverty reduction. In considering this question, [the authors] critique the idea of green skills for the green economy as being inadequate for achieving a transformed and transformative VET that shifts the target from economic growth to the wellbeing of individuals and that enables...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Sustainability; Outcomes; Equity; Research; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Future; Wellbeing; Social justice; Critical analysis; Green skills; Skill development

Published: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2016

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Journal volume: 50

Journal date: September 2016

Pages: pp. 12-19

ISSN: 0738-0593

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 126.200

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