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Youth and skills: Putting education to work

Author: Anonym/08 February 2013/Categories: Publication

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The tenth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows how vital it is to ensure that all young people have the skills they need to prosper. All countries, regardless of income level, need to pay greater attention to the needs of young people who face disadvantage in education and skills development by virtue of their poverty, gender or other characteristics.

Youth and skills: Putting education to work outlines ten steps, based on evidence of policies, programmes and strategies that have been successful in many countrie, and describes the roles that governments, donors and the private sector can play in addressing the skills needs of disadvantaged youth, raising new resources and using them more effectively.

Youth skills: pathways to a better future:
1. Provide second-chance education for those with low or no foundation skills
2. Tackle the barriers that limit access to lower secondary school
3. Make upper secondary education more accessible to the disadvantaged and improve its relevance to work
4. Give poor urban youth access to skills training for better jobs
5. Aim policies and programmes at youth in deprived rural areas
6. Link skills training with social protection for the poorest youth
7. Make the training needs of disadvantaged young women a high priority
8. Harness the potential of technology to enhance opportunitiesfor young people
9. Improve planning by strengthening data collection and coordination of skills programmes 10. Mobilize additional funding from diverse sources to meet the training needs of disadvantaged youth.

Target readership: education policy-makers, development specialists, researchers, the media, and everyone interested in tapping education’s power to build a more prosperous and more equitable world.

Publication available in English, French and Spanish:

Education for All Monitoring Report

Unesco Publishing


Within the context of language education, the programme 2012-2015 of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe is entitled “Learning through languages: Promoting inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural education”. It is based on a long-term vision aiming at developing inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural pedagogic approaches reaching beyond the foreign language classroom and encompassing all linguistic abilities and needs of all groups of learners in a lifelong-learning process (in-school and out-of-school). The programme reflects both the mission of the Centre and the current concerns of its member states and partners in this area.

Programme of activities 2012-2015: English - French


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