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Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs

Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects

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  • Analyses implications of global drivers of social and economic change for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
  • Focuses on needs or a new philosophy, curriculum and pedagogy in Technical and Vocational Education Training
  • Presents the case and scope for a new research and policy agenda in Technical and Vocational Education Training

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Table of contents (40 chapters)

  1. Transformational Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


About this book

This open access book analyzes the main drivers that are influencing the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific and identifies the implications for education and training in the region. It also assesses how education and training philosophies, curricula, and pedagogy can be reshaped to produce workers with the skills required to meet the emerging demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The book’s 40 articles cover a wide range of topics and reflect the diverse perspectives of the eminent policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who authored them. To maximize its potential impact, this Springer-Asian Development Bank co-publication has been made available as open access.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Education Sector Group, Asian Development Bank, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Brajesh Panth

  • School of Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Rupert Maclean

About the editors

Brajesh Panth is Chief of Education Sector Group at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He provides technical leadership to the education sector group (EdSG) in ADB, leads the preparation of the EdSG work plan and facilitates collaboration across sector and technical groups in ADB and with external partners. He has over 25 years of experience in the education sector including sector assessment, project processing, implementation, evaluation, and policy dialogue, covering all levels-primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education.  Mr. Panth worked with the World Bank as a senior education specialist in Nepal before joining ADB in 2001. He has also worked in Central Asia, South Asia, China, Ghana, Malawi and the United States. Besides coordinating and contributing to several publications, Mr. Panth has made several presentations in different fora and contributed to policy analysis, policy dialogue and analytical work pertaining to different aspects of education reform. He holds a master’s and a doctorate in education administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University, USA.

Professor Rupert Maclean AO located in Melbourne where he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, RMIT University. Immediately prior to returning to Melbourne in February 2019 he was for three years Foundation QAPCO Professional Chair in Vocational Studies, UNESCO Chair on Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Sustainable Development, and Co-ordinator of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre for Qatar, at the College of the North Altantic – Qatar. He is concurrently: Honorary Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong; and a Visiting Professor at both East China Normal University, Shanghai, and at the University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Between 2007 and 2015 he was an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Department of Education. In December 2018 he was appointed as a consultant of the Belt and Road Alliance for International Applied Education and Training by the Zhejiang Vocational Education Group, China. In 2011 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for distinguished service to improving education and schooling in developing countries, particularly through UNESCO.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs

  • Book Subtitle: Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects

  • Editors: Brajesh Panth, Rupert Maclean

  • Series Title: Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

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  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Asian Development Bank 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-7017-9Published: 03 November 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-7020-9Published: 04 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-7018-6Published: 02 November 2020

  • Series ISSN: 1573-5397

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-9791

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 351

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Professional & Vocational Education, Skills, Management Education

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