Globalization, Mass Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training

The Influence of UNESCO in Botswana and Namibia

  • Miriam Preckler Galguera

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
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  3. Miriam Preckler Galguera
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About this book


This book assesses the influence of the international organization UNESCO on the development of national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems in the Southern African Community Region (SADC), focusing particularly on Botswana and Namibia. Designed around UNESCO’s Better Education for Africa’s Rise (BEAR) project, the study is an excellent example of applied policy research.
Analysis is from the perspective of key stakeholders including UNESCO headquarters and field offices, Ministries of Education and of Labor, employers and employees, education and training institutions, international partners and more. Both qualitative and quantitative evidence are used to provide a comparative overview, and the author also reveals the current state of data on skills.
Readers will discover common goals and challenges across the nations but also a common lack of action to measure the impact and influence that UNESCO’s programs have had at a national level, prior to this study. Were the newly implemented educational policies successful or not? If the public policies failed, why was that? These chapters shed light on such questions and how UNESCO's contribution influenced the national development processes, in the context of globalization processes and trends of global mass education.
The book has much to offer for both scholars and those working in UN agencies or national governments who seek to develop education systems and better link them to the world of work.


UNESCO in the field of Education Technical and vocational education and training Better education for Africa’s RISE project Implementation of Education public policies TVET systems in Botswana and Namibia Educational policies in the southern Africa community Region SADC Curriculum development Ministry of labor Botswana Ministry of labor Namibia Improved research on TVET Education for development Education multilateralism Mass education worldwide UNESCO Sustainable development Fostering youth employment

Authors and affiliations

  • Miriam Preckler Galguera
    • 1
  1. 1.Autonomous University of MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91106-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91107-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
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