Educational Research for Policy and Practice

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 123–140

Work, skills development for employability and education for sustainable development


    • UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Education
  • Victor Ordonez
    • The East-West Center
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10671-007-9017-y

Cite this article as:
Maclean, R. & Ordonez, V. Educ Res Policy Prac (2007) 6: 123. doi:10.1007/s10671-007-9017-y


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 developmentWorkforce educationTechnical and vocational educationEducation reform
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