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ERIC Number: EJ1164434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359 6748
Recognising Potential: Trade Educators Transforming a Workforce
Maurice-Takerei, Lisa
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v22 n4 p556-573 2017
The importance of developing a knowledgeable, skilled, adaptable and flexible workforce that engages in continuous learning is outlined in the 2015 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) document "Unleashing the Potential: Transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training". While this statement reflects an aspiration for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates as skilled members of a twenty-first-century workforce, educators, trainers and organisations are implicated. Indeed, it is incumbent on them to be closely involved in the development of such a workforce. To understand, prepare for and provide such workforce development, learning organisations and educators must undertake their own learning and development. Education and training with a focus on providing for a knowledgeable, skilled, adaptable and flexible workforce is only possible when the educational workforce has the means to achieve such a goal. In "Strengthening TVET Teacher Education: Report of the UNESCO/UNEVOC Online Conference", it is stated that the development of a strong TVET teacher workforce is a vital part of a strong TVET system. Pre-service teacher education and continuing professional development are identified as key components.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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