|Functional Literacy, Workplace Literacy and Technical and Vocational Education: Interfaces and Policy Perspectives - Studies No. 5 (UNEVOC, 1995, 66 p.)|
This publication is the fifth in the series entitled "Studies in Technical and Vocational Education" distributed by the Section for Technical and Vocational Education, UNESCO within the framework of UNEVOC Project. UNEVOC is the acronym of UNESCO's International Project on Technical and Vocational Education, which was launched in 1992. This project focuses primarily on the exchange of information, networking and other methods of international cooperation between specialists in technical and vocational education.
This study has been prepared by Professor H.S. Bhola of the School of Education, Indiana University, U.S.A., under contract with UNESCO. The author presents current theory and practices in the field of functional literacy, workplace literacy and their relation to technical and vocational education. We believe that the readers of this publication such as educational administrators and planners, teacher-educators, curriculum developers, and all those interested in the current status and future development of technical and vocational education will find this paper informative and useful. This is particularly important at the present time when, technical and vocational educaters throughout the world are all making efforts to innovate this type of education, in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of UNESCO. The designations employed and the presentation of the material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the UNESCO Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.