Originally published in 2005. Countries at different stages of social, cultural and economic development approach the process of skill formation in different ways. In this enlightening collection, Marcus Powell uses empirical evidence to document how different nations formulate their training strategy, including how labour market information is used to inform decision making and the role stakeholders play in the process. Drawing on unique practical and research based experience from a variety of authors (all of whom have been employed as senior advisors or consultants to national governments or multilateral donor agencies) it provides unparalleled access to the expertise of key professionals and their knowledge about skill formation.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Marcus Powell; Human rights and successful economic transition, Glyn Powell and Peter Bury; Economic restructuring and human resource development strategies in Korea, Young-Hyun Lee; Labour market planning in Ireland, Aidan Maloney; Economic restructuring and the Greek approach, Chris Jecchinis and Rea Sgouraki; The convergence of education and training in Jamaica - the role of the HEART/NTA, Noel M. Cowell and Robert Gregory; Australia and online learning - lessons for effective implementation, Charmine Härtel and Peter Tilton; An assessment of the labour market information system in Lesotho, Theo Sparreboom; Links between education and the labour market: narrowing the mismatch between demand and supply, Haroon Bhorat; Bibliography; Index.
Marcus Powell holds a PhD in education. Currently he is working as an Education Advisor in the UK. Prior to this Marcus was a Principal Technical Advisor to the Department of Labour in South Africa. He has written extensively on the subject of skills development and acted as an advisor to numerous international development agencies.