Work, Learning and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges

  • John Fien
  • Rupert Maclean
  • Man-Gon Park

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
  2. New Thinking on Development

  3. The TVET Response to the Challenges of Sustainable Development

  4. Country Experiences in Integrating Sustainable Development into TVET

  5. Enhancing and Supporting TVET for Sustainable Development

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 507-516

About this book


This book is the first that provides a comprehensive overview of the way countries, education systems and institutions have responded to the call for an integration of learning for work, citizenship and sustainability at the Second International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education which was held in Seoul in 1999. Discussions on the central theme of the Seoul Conference - lifelong learning and training for all, a bridge to the future – led to the conclusion that a new paradigm of both development and Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) was needed.

This book showcases the wide range of international initiatives that have sought to put such exhortations into practice. It includes: case studies of national TVET policy reforms, reoriented curricula, sustainable campus management programs, and examples of innovative approaches to integrating learning in TVET with on-the-job training and in community service. It also focuses on the issues and challenges being faced and ways of moving forward.

Case studies feature initiatives in a wide range of world regions and countries, and include authors from: UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, China, Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Fien
    • 1
  • Rupert Maclean
    • 2
  • Man-Gon Park
    • 3
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Education53113 BonnGermany
  3. 3.PuKyong National UniversityBusan 608-737Republic of Korea

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