Original Article

Educational Research for Policy and Practice

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 123-140

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Work, skills development for employability and education for sustainable development

  • Rupert MacleanAffiliated withUNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Education Email author 
  • , Victor OrdonezAffiliated withThe East-West Center

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This article focuses on the radical changes taking place in skills development for work and life, and their implications for the content of education and schooling. It examines skills development for employability and workforce education, with particular reference to technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In turn, it is argued that the impact of these issues upon the world of work will be reflected in those education reform initiatives that will become necessary to keep pace with such institutionalized change.


Skills development Workforce education Technical and vocational education Education reform