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ERIC Number: ED499740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 132
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9211-7062-1
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in an Ageing Society. Experts Meeting Proceedings (Adelaide, Australia, October 3-4, 2006)
Karmel, Tom, Ed.; Maclean, Rupert, Ed.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
One of the most striking features of the modern world is its changing demographic profile. In almost any policy arena, the issue of demographic change (or ageing) sits alongside globalisation, climate change and the knowledge revolution as areas which are transforming societies, including the ways in which we organise and go about our work activities. This significant and worldwide phenomenon motivated an international meeting of a number of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) research agencies, hosted by NCVER in October 2006. This publication is the result of this meeting and contains the presented papers and comments by discussants. What emerges from the papers is a picture of a worldwide trend that touches many aspects of TVET and the labour market, but one which needs to take into account the very different economies and societies of the world. Contributions include: (1) Overview (Tom Karmel and Rupert Maclean); (2) Policy Framework on Retraining for Reskilling of Older Workers through Specialised TVET Programs (T.J. Tesoro Gayondato and Myong Hee Kim with discussant Di Booker); (3) Re-Skilling for All? The Changing Role of TVET in Ageing Societies of Developing Countries (Margarita Pavlova and Rupert Maclean with discussant Meredith Baker); (4) The Changing Context of TVET for the Workforce in India (J.S. Rajput with discussant Bill Martin); (5) The Reform of the Korean TVET System for an Ageing Society (Hong-Geun Chang with discussant Josie Misko); (6) Will We Run Out of Young Men? Implications of the Ageing of the Population for the Trades in Australia (Tom Karmel and Koon Ong with discussant Lynne Bennington); (7) Ageing Labour Force and Retraining of Workers in Korea (Jihee Choi with discussants Phil Loveder and Libby Hicks-Maitland); (8) Technical Entrepreneurship Development for the Aged (Man-Gon Park and Suresh K. Dhameja with discussant Alan Montague); and (9) The Ageing TVET Workforce in Australia: Issues and Challenges (Hugh Guthrie and Phil Loveder with discussant Rupert Maclean). (Papers are referenced and cited individually.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; India; South Korea