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The Resource Skills for human development : transforming vocational education and training, Lesley Powell and Simon McGrath

Skills for human development : transforming vocational education and training, Lesley Powell and Simon McGrath

Label
Skills for human development : transforming vocational education and training
Title
Skills for human development
Title remainder
transforming vocational education and training
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Powell and Simon McGrath
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on reimagining the purpose of vocational education and training (VET) and grounded in the reality of a small cohort of young South Africans and an institution seeking to serve them, Skills for Human Development moves beyond the inadequacies of the dominant human capital orthodoxy to present a rich theoretical and practical alternative for VET. Offering a human development and capability approach, it brings social justice to the forefront of the discussion of VET's purpose at the national, institutional and individual levels. In doing so, this book insists that VET should be about enlarging peoples' opportunities to live a flourishing life, rather than simply being about narrow employability and productivity. It argues that human development approaches, while acknowledging the importance of work in its broadest sense, offer a better way of bringing together VET and development than the current human capital-inspired orthodoxy. Offering a transformative vision for skills development, this book: Considers the potential contribution skills development could make to broader human development, as well as to economic development Points to an alternative approachto the current and flawed deficit assumptions of VET learners Presents for the first time an alternative evaluative frame for judging VET purpose and quality Presents a timely account of current vocational and education training that is high on the agenda of international policymakers Taking a broad perspective, Skills for Human Development presents a comprehensive and unique framework which bridges theory, policy and practice to give VET institutions a new way of thinking about their practice, and VET policymakers a new way of engaging with global messages of sustainable human development. It is a vital resource for those working on the human development and skills approach in multiple disciplines and offers a grounding framework for international policymakers interested in this growing area
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N$T
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1966-
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Powell, Lesley
Dewey number
370.113
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1043
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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McGrath, Simon A.
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  • Vocational education
  • Occupational training
  • Career education
  • Educational change
  • Career education
  • Educational change
  • Occupational training
  • Vocational education
  • EDUCATION / Essays
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
  • EDUCATION / Reference
  • EDUCATION / General
Label
Skills for human development : transforming vocational education and training, Lesley Powell and Simon McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The realist-capability model : bringing critical realism to human capability -- Operationalizing the realist-capability model -- The multiple dimensions of poverty -- Why students enroll at vocational education and training colleges -- A capability list for college students -- Student achievements and institutional enablements -- Conclusion
Control code
1090130336
Extent
1 online resource (x, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317328520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4324/9781315657592
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781317328513
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090130336
Label
Skills for human development : transforming vocational education and training, Lesley Powell and Simon McGrath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The realist-capability model : bringing critical realism to human capability -- Operationalizing the realist-capability model -- The multiple dimensions of poverty -- Why students enroll at vocational education and training colleges -- A capability list for college students -- Student achievements and institutional enablements -- Conclusion
Control code
1090130336
Extent
1 online resource (x, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317328520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4324/9781315657592
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781317328513
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1090130336

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