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Adapting for sustainability: taking training of trainers online to continue higher education support

At the mid-point in what should have been a face-to-face workshop to strengthen future facilitators and mentors of course redesign in East African universities, Tabitha Buchner and Josie Dryden share how this work has been adapted for an online environment. This blog was written for INASP and originally published on the INASP website on 1 […]

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TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in the times of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

This blog was written by World Bank specialists: Margo Hoftijzer, Senior Economist in Education Global Practice; Victoria Levin, Economist in Education Global Practice and a co-Lead of the Skills Global Solutions Group; Indhira Santos, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice, World Bank; and Michael Weber, Senior Economist – Jobs Diagnostics (Supply), Labor Regulations […]

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Skills for Human Development

This blog was written by Simon McGrath and Lesley Joy Powell, authors of the new book, ‘Skills for Human Development: Transforming Vocational Education and Training’, published by Routledge. Simon McGrath is UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development at the University of Nottingham and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, […]

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Education, Skills and International Cooperation: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

By Kenneth King, Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and one of the founding members of UKFIET. When I was Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University of Hong Kong 10 years ago, Professor Mark Bray suggested pulling into one volume what he, too generously, termed ‘KK’s Greatest Hits’. I hesitated for many years, wondering […]

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21st Century Skills: Upskilling for an Uncertain Future?

This blog was written by Dr Caine Rolleston, Senior Lecturer in education and international development at the University College London Institute of Education (UCL-IOE), and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee. The need for education systems to better orient themselves towards a fast-changing labour market and social world has, it would appear, never been more […]

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