Vocationalisation of Secondary Education Revisited

  • Rupert Maclean
  • David N. Wilson
  • Jon Lauglo
  • Rupert Maclean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Perspectives and Overviews

  3. Country Case Studies

  4. Labour Market Impact

    1. Jørgen Billetoft, AUSTRAL Consultoria e Projectos
      Pages 309-328
    2. John H. Bishop, Ferran Mañe
      Pages 329-362
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 363-376

About this book


The book is a cutting-edge contribution to the debate which has occurred for some time on the pros and cons of secondary education becoming more closely and explicitly related to preparing young people for the world of work. The book provides concrete examples of the vocationalisation of secondary education, with particular reference to the situation in Africa.

The target audience for the book includes policy-makers, practitioners, administrators, education planners, researchers, teachers and teacher educators with a concern about the relationship between secondary education and education for the world of work (with particular reference to technical and vocational education and training - TVET.)

The book appears in the Springer book series on ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects’ and compliments the ‘International Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training’ and other publications in the’ International Library of TVET’ all of which are publications of the ‘UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET’ in Bonn, Germany


UNESCO education education reform labor market vocational education

Editors and affiliations

  • Rupert Maclean
    • 1
  • David N. Wilson
    • 2
  • Jon Lauglo
  • Rupert Maclean
  1. 1.UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and TrainingBonnGermany
  2. 2.OISE, University of TorontoCanada

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