Work, skills development for employability and education for sustainable development
First Online: 15 May 2007 Received: 29 December 2006 Revised: 31 January 2007 Accepted: 07 February 2007 DOI:
Cite this article as: Maclean, R. & Ordonez, V. Educ Res Policy Prac (2007) 6: 123. doi:10.1007/s10671-007-9017-y Abstract
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.
Keywords Skills development Workforce education Technical and vocational education Education reform
This was a keynote presentation by Rupert Maclean at the APERA Conference and draws heavily on the chapter by Victor Ordonez and Rupert Maclean ‘Seeking a New Education Paradigm for Teaching and Learning to Meet the Changing Needs of Education for All and skills Development for Work and Life‘ in the book ‘Learning and Teaching for the Twenty-first Century: Festschrift for Professor Phillip Hughes’, Rupert Maclean (Editor), Springer Academic Publishers (forthcoming). The authors thank UNESCO-UNVOC consultant Professor David Wilson for his valuable inputs to this paper and to the keynote presentation.
Andrieu M. (1999) A better future for work?. OECD, Paris
Batstone, D. (1999). Debate: The future of work.
Business 2.0, Available from http://www.business2.com/content/magazine/indepth/1999/01/01/17332.
Bell D. (1973) The coming of post-industrial society. Basic Books, New York
Benjamin H.R.W. (1939) The sabre-toothed curriculum. McGraw-Hill, New York
Braverman H. (1974) Labor and monopoly capital – the degradation of work in the twentieth century. Monthly Review Press, New York
Bridges, W. (1995)
JobShift: How to prosper in a workplace without jobs. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing.
Carnevale, A. P., & Desrochers, D. (1999). Training in the Dilbert economy.
Training and Development. 53, 12:32–36.
Delors J. (1996) Learning: The treasure within. Unesco, Paris
Dore, R. (1976)
The Diploma Disease. London: Allen & Unwin; Ber Keley: University of California Press
Homer-Dixon, T. (1996). What to do with a soft degree in a hard market?
Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1 April 1996.
Illich, I. (1970).
Deschooling society. Harmonds worth; Penguin Books.
Kerka, S. (2001)
Job searching in the 21st Century: Myths and realities. ERIC Clearninghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education. Available from http://ericacve.org/fulltext.asp.
Marginson, S. (2000).
The changing nature and organisation of Work. Leabrook, Australia: National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
Matathia I., Salzman M. (1999) Next: Trends for the near future. Overlook Press, New York
Mumford L. (1970) The myth of the machine: The pentagon of power. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York
Rifkin J. (1994) The end of work. Putnam, New York
Toffler A. (1981) The third wave. Bantam Books, New York
Tjaden G. (1995) Measuring the information age business. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Wilson, D. N. (1996)
Reform of vocational and technical education in latin america. Washington: PREAL, Inter-American Development Bank. Copyright information
© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007