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Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Spotlight

Technical and vocational education and training is essential to life-long learning and plays a crucial role in providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds, including those who have been marginalised in the labour market.

We work to ensure the provision of free, quality, accessible and equitable technical and vocational education and training. We advocate for a holistic approach based on developing productive capabilities and believe that educational institutions at all levels should provide individuals with a range of knowledge and skills that allow them to not only pursue meaningful work, but also participate fully in all aspects of society.

An essential dimension of our work in this area is supporting the professional development of teachers and other personnel, promoting decent terms and conditions of employment, and strengthening the voice of trade unions in this sector.

Our work on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  1. Future of work in education

    The Global Report on the Status of Teachers 2021

    Greg Thompson
    12 October 2021

    The status of teachers remains a concern in many jurisdictions. Teachers are aware that holding the same qualifications or levels of training as other professions does not bring the same status, despite teaching and facilitating learning being complex work that requires significant expertise.

    The Global Report on the Status of Teachers 2021
    1. The Global Report on the Status of Teachers
    2. The Global Report on the Status of Teachers | Summary
  2. Leading the profession 29 September 2020

    “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.

    John Bangs

    It is an indicator of the depth of the crisis created by Covid that OECD’s Secretary General, Angel Gurria should take on the responsibility for launching this year’s edition of Education at a Glance. While the OECD describes the EAG as a flagship publication and it’s full of interesting comparative...

    Read more “Education at a Glance 2020: what can we learn for education systems’ recovery post-COVID19?”, by John Bangs.
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 8 September 2020

    OECD Education at a Glance 2020; education for more resilient societies

    Today, 8 September, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued its annual Education at a Glance (EAG) report for 2020. Although the data was gathered prior to the shock of COVID-19, the concerns expressed in the findings are only amplified by the pandemic and the economic hardship that...

    Read more OECD Education at a Glance 2020; education for more resilient societies
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 29 April 2020

    “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.

    Andy Hargreaves

    No schools, no exams, more online learning and parents in COVID-19 lockdown with their kids. What a mess! People are responding heroically. Some parents are working from home, others have lost their jobs and teachers are creating an entire new way of doing their jobs — not to mention the...

    Read more “What’s next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities”, by Andy Hargreaves.
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