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India: Preparation for the World of Work

Education System and School to Work Transition

  • Matthias Pilz
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
  2. Narendra M. Agrawal, Mendu Rammohon Rao, Sudheesh Venkatesh
    Pages 311-329
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 356-361

About this book

Introduction

This book explores how the Indian education and training system prepares young people for the world of work and for the requirements of the employment market – because India is a leading industrialised nation with a very young population and a high demand for a skilled workforce. Indian experts write from a course-specific perspective, offering a comprehensive picture of educational policy, curriculum design and cultural characteristics. The virtual absence of a formalised system of vocational training in India underlines the importance of this research.

Contents

  • Primary and Upper Primary Education (1–8)
  • Secondary (9–10) and Higher Secondary (11–12) Education
  • ITI’s/ITC‘s
  • Higher Education/University

     

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in political science, education and training, sociology, lifelong learning and non/informal learning
  • Practitioners in the field of politics, teaching in VET
  • HR Managers in multi national companies, active in India
  • NGOs in India


Editor

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz is Full Professor of Business Education at the University of Cologne and Director of the Center for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Cologne (CMIS-UC) and of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T).

Keywords

Curricular Education School of work transition Vocational education and training school system

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Pilz
    • 1
  1. 1.KölnGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz is Full Professor of Business Education at the University of Cologne and Director of the Center for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Cologne (CMIS-UC) and of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T).

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“One may find the book an interesting and easy reading for the professional academicians as well as general public. The central message that the book carries is that the working of the economic system and public institutions finally determines our success in filling up the skill gaps and increasing employability in the Indian economy.” (Rajendra Prasad Mamgain, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. 22 (2), July, 2019)

“This book is successful in the sense that it provides most recent data and statistical analysis of India’s economic and educational indicators. I recommend it to researchers, authors, policy makers and university graduates who are interested in exploring how the idea of lifelong learning and a knowledge economy, especially the connection between work and learning, is understood in India … .” (Kapil Dev Regmi, International Review of Education, October, 2017)