Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia Pacific Book

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia Pacific


  • Author : Rupert Maclean
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2012-12-09
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9789400759374

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Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, which in recent years has been the engine of global economic growth , this volume surveys trends and prospects in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with particular reference to achieving inclusive growth and the greening of economies. Underlying the increasing pressure for new models of TVET provision is the rapid pace of technological change, demand for a work force which is highly responsive to evolving needs and a transforming market place that calls for higher order skills and lifelong learning. The book proposes a re-engineered, modernized TVET system that fosters an innovative approach which enhances the employability of workers as well as the sustainability of their livelihoods. The book includes contributions from leading policy makers, researchers, and practitioners, including those in the private sector in analyzing and forecasting the most urgent priorities in skills development. The book argues for creative approaches to TVET design and delivery particularly with a view to improve job prospects , and meeting the goals of inclusion, sustainable development and social cohesion. Addressing issues such as the chronic mismatches between skills acquired and actual skills required in the work place, the volume proposes diversified approaches towards workforce development and partnerships with the private sector to improve the quality and relevance of skills development . The new imperatives created by ‘greening’ economies and responses required in skills development and training are addressed. Developing TVET is a high priority for governments in the Asia Pacific region as they seek to achieve long-term sustainable growth since the .continued success of their economic destinies depend on it. The volume also includes an emerging framework for skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia Pacific Book

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia Pacific


  • Author : Rupert Maclean
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2012-12-07
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 940075938X

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Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, which in recent years has been the engine of global economic growth , this volume surveys trends and prospects in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with particular reference to achieving inclusive growth and the greening of economies. Underlying the increasing pressure for new models of TVET provision is the rapid pace of technological change, demand for a work force which is highly responsive to evolving needs and a transforming market place that calls for higher order skills and lifelong learning. The book proposes a re-engineered, modernized TVET system that fosters an innovative approach which enhances the employability of workers as well as the sustainability of their livelihoods. The book includes contributions from leading policy makers, researchers, and practitioners, including those in the private sector in analyzing and forecasting the most urgent priorities in skills development. The book argues for creative approaches to TVET design and delivery particularly with a view to improve job prospects , and meeting the goals of inclusion, sustainable development and social cohesion. Addressing issues such as the chronic mismatches between skills acquired and actual skills required in the work place, the volume proposes diversified approaches towards workforce development and partnerships with the private sector to improve the quality and relevance of skills development . The new imperatives created by ‘greening’ economies and responses required in skills development and training are addressed. Developing TVET is a high priority for governments in the Asia Pacific region as they seek to achieve long-term sustainable growth since the .continued success of their economic destinies depend on it. The volume also includes an emerging framework for skills development for inclusive and sustainable growth in the Asia and Pacific region.

The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development Book

The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development


  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Date : 2015-11-01
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9789292572259

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This book presents key features, attributes and defining characteristics of Canadian Community Colleges and Institutes of Technology and the lessons they offer to developing countries in Asia. Internationalization initiatives of Community Colleges suggest that partnerships in skills and human capital development are possible in countries at various stages of development and are in fact the hallmark of successful global economies. The publication draws lessons from the Canadian approaches while suggesting that no model can simply be transplanted to Asia and the Pacific. Rather the Canadian approaches should inspire countries to create their own new models and practices.

Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth  Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia Book

Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia


  • Author : Rupert Maclean
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2017-11-19
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9789811065590

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This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam, it discusses government and business sector responses to these issues and how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems and institutions are addressing both the renewal of curricula in the context of green growth dynamics, and patterns of training and skills development to meet demands. In addition, the book examines cross-country issues, concerns and prospects regarding education and skills for inclusive growth and green jobs for the four countries. These include critical themes and issues in the selected industry sectors triggering a demand for green jobs in the region; how industry is responding to those demands; areas impeding the transition from traditional to green practices; the importance of skills development; the role of TVET in addressing industry needs; and reasons for the slow response of TVET to green skills.While other studies conducted in Asia – and internationally - on the same topic have largely relied on secondary sources, this study conducted by the Asian Development Bank and the Education University of Hong Kong (ADB-EdUHK) is unique in that the findings, conclusions and recommendations reported on are based on primary data. As part of the study, TVET providers, business enterprises, policy makers and practitioners were surveyed using questionnaires and face-to-face interviews. In addition, workshops were held in each of the four countries to ascertain the views of key stakeholders in government, nongovernment organisations, members of the international development community, TVET providers and members of the business sector.The book also provides summaries of the case studies undertaken for India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam.

Promoting Information and Communication Technology in ADB Operations Book

Promoting Information and Communication Technology in ADB Operations


  • Author : Asian Development Bank
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Date : 2014-09-01
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9789292546090

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Rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) continue to create tremendous opportunities for economic and social gains in the world's poorest areas. A key infrastructure of knowledge-based economies. ICT is a driving force for rapidly growing new sectors. The Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reinforces the importance of drawing on ICT to enhance development in Asia and the Pacific. In line with Strategy 2020, ADB's 2013 ICT for Development Strategy and with the support of the Republic of Korea's e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (EAKPF), this study examines and identifies opportunities for promoting ICT in ADB operations.

Soft Skills and Hard Values Book

Soft Skills and Hard Values


  • Author : Kerry J Kennedy
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2022-11-07
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781000784626

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To help researchers, educators and policy makers understand and support the development of 21st-century skills in schools, this edited volume explores the various iterations of "soft" skills with a particular focus on their implications for values and evaluates ways in which "soft skills" and "hard" values can be integrated. Discourse throughout the 21st century has focused on the changing nature of work, the need for new skill sets and the disruptive effects of new technologies. This has been a neo-liberal discourse that subordinated personal and individual needs to the needs of a productive workforce delivering more and more efficiencies linked to higher and higher profits. The solution is often seen to be in the development of a school curriculum that focuses on work-ready skills for an increasingly complex work environment and its demands. Agencies such as OECD and UNESCO highlight the need to link the skills agenda with complementary values. Yet this process is at a very early stage. The proponents of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for example highlight the impact of new technologies, not just on work but also on the social world. Yet they neglect to explore the values that would be needed in these new disruptive environments. This book takes up that issue and lays out the multiple value systems that are available for this new 21st century world. It is an important resource for policy makers, academics and teachers with responsibility for a new generation.

Demand Driven Approaches in Vocational Education and Training Book

Demand Driven Approaches in Vocational Education and Training


  • Author : Muthuveeran Ramasamy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-09-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9783658125103

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Muthuveeran Ramasamy shows that the formal way of vocational education and training (VET) in rural areas often ignores the illiterate, the less educated, and the poor. The author demonstrates that VET programs need to be demand-driven and consider the socio-economic aspects of particular regions. Therefore, the significance of the study at grassroots level helps customize VET programs to respond to the demand of the individuals’ vocational training needs of rural people by keeping their endogenous needs at the centre of vocational skill development processes. The findings and lessons learnt from action research are also intensively discussed as guiding principles of demand-driven approaches from the learners’/societal perspectives.

GrEEEn Solutions for Livable Cities Book
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GrEEEn Solutions for Livable Cities


  • Author : Sonia Chand Sandhu
  • Publisher : Asian Development Bank
  • Date : 2016-02-01
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9789292573515

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This publication is a result of a 2-year innovative, exploratory, and reflective study of cities as unique urban spaces that support life, work, and play. It responds to major issues that affect the quality of life of urban residents. This publication offers practical ways on how urban managers, urban practitioners, businesspeople, and citizens can engage to make cities more livable by building on their distinctive physical, social, cultural, and economic characteristics. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations, the book comes at the right time to offer integrated urban development solutions that can translate global development commitments into urban-level actions to achieve livable cities.

How the Private Sector Develops Skills  Lessons from India Book

How the Private Sector Develops Skills Lessons from India


  • Author : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)
  • Publisher : United Nations Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (UNDP IICPSD)
  • Date : 2017-01-01
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN :

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More young people live in India than in any other country and their numbers are projected to increase for decades to come. More than 12 million enter the workforce each year yet few have the skills required for employment. The Government of India has set a target to skill 400 million people by 2022 and established the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as part of this mission. Through NSDC, government is engaged with private sector partners to advance strategic approaches in skills development by creating public-private partnerships with companies involved in skill training. This is at the centre of a skills business “ecosystem” in India through which all players interact to produce a positive, productive system to skill millions. Momentum for the skills development movement comes not only from the urgent need to provide livelihoods for youth but also from the need to act before a window of opportunity closes. The “youth bulge” in India’s population is poised to deliver a demographic dividend, a transformational boost in economic productivity associated with growing numbers in the workforce relative to dependents. Only through investing in up-to-date education, health and decent work for youth can India harness this dividend. India requires skills to sustain its rapid economic growth, to integrate its large working-age population into the economy in an inclusive and sustainable manner and, ultimately, India needs skills in order to become a global supplier of human resources. This study focuses on 12 skills delivery initiatives led by the private sector and carried out to support the national skills mission of the Government of India. The objective of this study is to generate lessons from India’s experience in skilling, namely to identify and analyse impactful business models and their practices and innovations, to highlight challenges, and to provide insights on how the private sector could contribute even more to skills acquisition and empl

Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education Programs Book

Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education Programs


  • Author : Bala, Shashi
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Date : 2019-05-15
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9781522584445

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As the economic growth and social development of a nation is reliant on its workforce, it is essential to increase the workforce’s employability through technical and vocational education. Through these programs, the nation’s workers will be able to acquire skills and flexibility in order to navigate across sectors of the economy and industry. However, due to gender disparities and socioeconomic statuses within society, women from a lower economic background are unable to gain access to these programs, hindering their career development and economic independence. Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education Programs is an essential critical resource that probes the issue of gender equity in specialized educational programs, such as vocational or technical education programs. It also presents global initiatives that are being undertaken to enhance the access to technical and vocational education programs to all citizens. Divided into two sections, this publication provides comprehensive coverage on understanding human resource skilling through vocational and training programs and promoting gender equity through skill development, making it an ideal resource for academicians, researchers, social scientists, educators, policymakers, government officials, and professionals.

Transitions from Education to Work Book

Transitions from Education to Work


  • Author : Roslyn Cameron
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2017-11-22
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781315533957

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Labour markets are becoming more dynamic in response to pressures from globalisation, new technologies and trade agreements, as well as cross-border migration, inter-generation differences, changing education imperatives and employer expectations. By focusing on several Asia Pacific countries, this book explores the differences in their workforces: ageing, or abundant in labour but lacking in skilled employees. One similarity these countries share is the difficulty in attracting and retaining employees with the required skillset and capabilities, and these constraints can stymie national economic growth and long term development. This book brings together national and international perspectives on employability challenges faced by selected countries in the Asia Pacific region. While the region is forecast to enjoy high growth in the coming decade, a recurring challenge is addressing skill shortages and ensuring effective transition from training colleges and universities into employment. Consequently, the book focuses on the roles of multiple stakeholders, primarily: governments, education providers and employers – in more effectively addressing these key socio-economic challenges.

Poverty Reduction for Inclusive Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia Book

Poverty Reduction for Inclusive Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia


  • Author : Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2021-05-15
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9789811611070

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This book provides practical policy recommendations that are useful for developing Asia and for accelerating poverty reduction plans in the rest of the world. Poverty reduction in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In developing Asia, rapid growth in countries and sub-regions such as China, India, and Southeast Asia has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has been uneven. On the other hand, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the global economic recession that it has caused are pushing millions of people back into poverty. Poverty reduction, inclusive growth, and sustainable development are inseparable, and poverty reduction is the premise for sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a bold commitment to finish what we started and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. However, because of the current global recession, the world is not on track to end poverty by 2030. Given the aforementioned situation, if we plan to achieve the no-poverty target in line with the SDGs, governments need to reconsider their policies and economies need to allocate their resources for this aim. Owing to the importance of the topic, this book provides several thematic and empirical studies on the roles of small and medium-sized enterprises, local businesses and trusts, international remittances and microfinance, energy security and energy efficiency in poverty reduction, and inclusive growth.

Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia Book

Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia


  • Author : Kerry J. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2018-05-11
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 1044
  • ISBN : 9781317439424

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This comprehensive handbook is the ultimate reference work, providing authoritative and international overviews of all aspects of schools and schooling in Asia. Split into 19 sections it covers curriculum, learning and assessment, private supplementary tutoring, special education, gender issues, ethnic minority education and LGBTQI students in Asian schools. The volume displays the current state of the scholarship for schools and schooling in Asia including emerging, controversial and cutting-edge contributions using a thematic approach. The content offers a broad sweep of the region with a focus on theoretical, cultural and political issues as well as identifying educational issues and priorities, such as curriculum, assessment, teacher education, school leadership, etc., all of which impact students and learning in multiple ways. The Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia brings together experts in each area to contribute their knowledge, providing a multidimensional and rich view of the issues confronting the region’s school and education systems.

Unleashing the potential Book

Unleashing the potential


  • Author : Marope, P.T.M.
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Date : 2015-05-26
  • Category :
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9789231000911

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