Approach to the identification of obstacles to the implementation of vocational education and training policies

English, French
Tools and methods, 2
24 p.
978-92-803-1416-8; 978-92-803-1416-8

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About the publication

The Pôle de Dakar International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) has initiated, with the financial assistance of the Agence française de développement (AFD), the platform of expertise in vocational training (Pefop) in June 2015 whose activities were launched on November 2nd and 3rd, 2015. This platform is particularly interested in aspects of implementation and operationalization of vocational education and training (VET) policies by focusing on exchanges and sharing. Its pragmatic dimension has prompted the experts to choose innovative methodological tools to make it possible to identify practical experiences, the individual and actions to be implemented. Thus, the Pôle de Dakar of the IIEP focuses more on the experience of the VET actors. The approach is chosen based on causal analysis and uses qualitative methods such as documentary analysis, semi-structured individual interviews and focus groups. These applicable and experimental tools make it possible to develop an operational approach in connection with VET in different African countries. This approach not only represents the development of know-how at the technical level but also reflects on the understanding of the actors' discourses and experiences to identify and analyse the relevant obstacles and to participate in the current and inherent discussions of VET.