Realising the human development promise in dual VET

Vanderhoven, E. , Fontdevila, C. , Langthaler, M., Valiente, O. , Hermann, R., Marković, J., Sethwala, S., Maitra, S. and Calderón, E. (2024) Realising the human development promise in dual VET. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, (doi: 10.1080/03057925.2024.2309240) (Early Online Publication)

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Despite growing consensus around the need for a more holistic vision of development, realising the human development potential of educational interventions has proven a challenging task. This Forum grapples with how these tensions manifest in the international transfer of dual models of Vocational Education and Training (dVET) to low- and middle-income countries. While dVET has gained global currency, its developmental potential has been primarily framed in economic terms. Conversely, its alignment with human development remains an abstract possibility and is often not reflected in the policy design of dVET transfer attempts. Each contribution to this Forum probes a different facet of these tensions, exploring how dVET can be calibrated in different contexts to realise its human development potential. Taking a practice-led approach and featuring representatives from cooperation agencies, consultancy groups, and research organisations, this piece contributes to ongoing debates about the possibility of effectively integrating human development thinking into education policy.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work has benefited from support of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (ES/T501918/1), the Economic and Social Research Council: [Grant Number ES/P000681/1], and the Austrian Development Agency.
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maitra, Dr Saikat and Valiente, Professor Oscar and Fontdevila, Dr Clara and Vanderhoven, Ms Ellen
Authors: Vanderhoven, E., Fontdevila, C., Langthaler, M., Valiente, O., Hermann, R., Marković, J., Sethwala, S., Maitra, S., and Calderón, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1469-3623
Published Online:05 March 2024
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2024 British Association for International and Comparative Education
First Published:First published in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 2024
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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303166Scottish Graduate School Science Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)Mary Beth KneafseyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/P000681/1SS - Academic & Student Administration