Bridging The Skills Gap: Innovations In Africa And Asia by Shubha JayaramBridging The Skills Gap: Innovations In Africa And Asia by Shubha Jayaram

Bridging The Skills Gap: Innovations In Africa And Asia

byShubha JayaramEditorWambui Munge, Bob Adamson

Hardcover | January 18, 2017

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This volume seeks to examine the skills development agenda for youth by exploring two key questions for sustainable livelihoods: What are the skills needed for employability in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia?  And, what skills are currently possessed by students and secondary school leavers? An introductory chapter will set the stage for the discussion and analysis to follow by reviewing in broad terms the current research on relevant topics such as global youth unemployment, the relationship between skills and economic growth, and the expansion of secondary education. The following chapters synthesize a series of background studies focused on Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia, including both a general overview and an in-depth look at several countries. The chapters introduce innovative models for skills delivery, and highlight some of the key elements of successful skills models, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, updated pedagogy, and innovative financing mechanisms. Each of the five core chapters of the book covers one theme, with the support of case studies to illustrate successes, challenges, and lessons in real world examples.
Professor Bob Adamson is Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform, UNESCO Chair in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is a researcher and consultant in the fields of language policy, teacher education,...
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Title:Bridging The Skills Gap: Innovations In Africa And AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:148 pagesPublished:January 18, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331949483X

ISBN - 13:9783319494838

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Diagnosing the Skills Gap.- Chapter 2 Inclusive Skills Development.- Chapter 3 Technical Skills in the Classroom.- Chapter 4 Systemic Curricular Change.- Chapter 5
Re-Imagining Pedagogy.- Chapter 6 Soft skills: What they are and how to foster them.- Chapter 7 Principles of successful skills development models.