Special Needs Education and TVET: The Perspective from the United States

  • Michael W. Harvey

Workforce development, human capital and productivity have been interconnected for decades concerning local, regional, state/provincial, national and even international economic success and power. Economies are driven by production, the sales of goods and services, and workforce productivity (Harvey, 2001). Today’s climate of globalization, advanced technology, high skills and demand for quality goods and services at competitive prices, driven by the demand for greater market share, are factors that have shaped all nations’ economies, especially that of the United States. The need for skilled workers and a productive workforce has been part of public policy development concerning education and workforce development within the United States for years.


Transition Service Workforce Development Transitional Service Vocational Education Programme National Education Longitudinal Study 
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  • Michael W. Harvey
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  1. 1.Special Education DepartmentTeachers College, Ball State UniversityMuncieUnited States of America

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