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Industrial or vocational training

See below for a selection of the latest books from Industrial or vocational training category. Presented with a red border are the Industrial or vocational training books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Industrial or vocational training books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom Notes from a White Professor

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom Notes from a White Professor

Author: Cyndi Kernahan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Teaching about race and racism can be a difficult business. Students and instructors alike often struggle with strong emotions, and many people have robust preexisting beliefs about race. At the same time, this is a moment that demands a clear understanding of racism. It is important for students to learn how we got here and how racism is more than just individual acts of meanness. Students also need to understand that colorblindness is not an effective anti-racism strategy. In this book, Cyndi Kernahan argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She provides evidence for how learning works with respect to race and racism along with practical teaching strategies rooted in that evidence to help instructors feel more confident. She also differentiates between how white students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience for all students.

The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain Achievements and Controversies

The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain Achievements and Controversies

Author: Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixa Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

This book discusses the developments in policy and practice in the field of formal, non-formal and continuing vocational education and training in Spain since 1970. It describes how VET has been transformed and become one of the country's main areas of pedagogical innovation, and also examines current developments, such as the role of non-formal vocational education and training, the accreditation of vocational qualifications acquired in the non-formal system, and the adoption of dual apprenticeships that bear little resemblance to central European dual systems. Written by respected researchers in these fields, the first section is informative and analytical, offering a description of the system and comments based on academic literature and research. The second section illustrates the research on relevant issues, portraying empirical data from different regions in Spain, as well as nationwide data. Explaining and interpreting data on the basis of the authors' different theoretical frameworks, the book provides a comprehensive, updated and accurate overview of VET and relevant research in Spain, as well as their relation to European and global developments.

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom Notes from a White Professor

Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom Notes from a White Professor

Author: Cyndi Kernahan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Teaching about race and racism can be a difficult business. Students and instructors alike often struggle with strong emotions, and many people have robust preexisting beliefs about race. At the same time, this is a moment that demands a clear understanding of racism. It is important for students to learn how we got here and how racism is more than just individual acts of meanness. Students also need to understand that colorblindness is not an effective anti-racism strategy. In this book, Cyndi Kernahan argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She provides evidence for how learning works with respect to race and racism along with practical teaching strategies rooted in that evidence to help instructors feel more confident. She also differentiates between how white students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience for all students.

Intentional Tech Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching

Intentional Tech Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching

Author: Derek Bruff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Chalkboards and projectors are familiar tools for most college faculty, but when new technologies become available, instructors aren't always sure how to integrate them into their teaching in meaningful ways. For faculty interested in supporting student learning, determining what's possible and what's useful can be challenging in the changing landscape of technology. Arguing that teaching and learning goals should drive instructors' technology use, not the other way around, Intentional Tech explores seven research-based principles for matching technology to pedagogy. Through stories of instructors who creatively and effectively use educational technology, author Derek Bruff approaches technology not by asking How to? but by posing a more fundamental question: Why?

Socio-Economic Perspectives on Vocational Skill Development

Socio-Economic Perspectives on Vocational Skill Development

Author: Ugochukwu Chinonso Okolie Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Vocational skill development (VSD) has the capacity to contribute to poverty reduction because it serves as the key to job creation and inclusive growth. As developed nations have been faced with high youth and graduate unemployment rates, basic education and vocational skill development have become a priority of development cooperation activities. However, there is a realization that measures to improve skill training can only be successful if they are in harmony with employment and economic policies. Socio-Economic Perspectives on Vocational Skill Development is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of equipping individuals with relevant work skills and implementing effective skills systems that can lead to economic growth and high levels of productivity. While highlighting topics including human capital, professional development, and skill gaps, this book is ideally designed for managers, business professionals, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and management students seeking the current understanding of the strategic role of skill development at different levels of the socio-economic system.

Training and Development

Training and Development

Author: Prabhjot Kaur Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2019

Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings Emerging Research and Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Dennis Zami Atibuni Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

The general academic progression, and particularly research engagement, of postgraduate students is characterized by various problems such as high dropout rates, longer completion times, low graduation rates, and high repetition or retake rates. This means that there are far fewer students pursuing postgraduate studies at tertiary institutions and universities than there are at the lower levels of education. Yet, there is growing demand for postgraduate education given its strong projected association with socioeconomic transformation at national and international levels among developed and developing countries alike. Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings: Emerging Research and Opportunities sets out to garner strategies for fostering efficiency of research conduct among the students and faculty so as to enhance high quality output for the envisaged personal, societal, national, and international socioeconomic transformation. Covering a range of topics such as intellectual property, mental health, and quality assurance, this book is ideal for research supervisors, higher education faculty, librarians, educators, administrators, researchers, academicians, and students.

Employee Development on a Shoestring

Employee Development on a Shoestring

Author: Halelly Azulay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Developing motivated, competent employees is critical to the success of every organisation. Employee Development on a Shoestring provides time-bound and budget-strapped managers with the implementation tools and techniques to develop their team members cost-effectively using organic opportunities found all around their workplace. With real-life examples, case studies, and hands-on worksheets and exercises, Employee Development on a Shoestring is a tremendous asset for everyone interested in developing highly competent, engaged, and skilled workers in a variety of creative and immediately available ways outside the training classroom and `outside the box'.

Financing Vocational Training in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financing Vocational Training in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Adrian Ziderman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

For developing countries, vocational training is a vital component of the drive to enhance productivity, stimulate economic competitiveness, and lift people out of poverty. However, training provision in many countries is underfinanced and fragmented, and traditional state-funded training programs are proving inadequate to the task. Financing Vocational Training in Sub-Saharan Africa emphasizes the central role that financing strategies should play in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of training systems as a whole, through incentives, greater competition, and the integration of private and public provision. This book describes the emerging consensus about best practice in the financing of training, drawing on experience in Latin America and Asia, and testing this consensus against findings from Sub-Saharan Africa. It sets out the case for financing interventions by governments and scrutinizes the role, and effectiveness, of national training agencies, payroll levies, and alternative transfer mechanisms for institutional funding. This discussion draws on lessons from the experience of Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. The book will be of particular interest to policymakers and practitioners of vocational training in developing countries, to development policy analysts, and to students and scholars of education and training systems worldwide.

Learning to Work Students' Experiences During Work Placements

Learning to Work Students' Experiences During Work Placements

Author: Joanne Reidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

This ground-breaking study of work placement looks at the experience of 50 young short-term trainees in various Australian work settings. Based on taped interviews with trainees in business, education, engineering, IT and nursing, it reveals the issues, challenges and rewards for undergraduates beginning to make the transition to work in their chosen profession. It also shines a revealing light on Australian employers and workplaces, and how they can make traineeships valuable for boss, colleague and trainee.

Task Analysis

Task Analysis

Author: Robert C. Lowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2019

Job analysis can have great organisational value despite the workplace trends that push the boundaries of fluid job roles and responsibilities. This issue explains how to analyse work and work processes using methods such as observation, interviews, checklists, critical incident technique, and process mapping. It provides case studies that illustrate how training practitioners apply the principles of analysis to create training deliverables.

Children's Interests in Reading

Children's Interests in Reading

Author: A. M. Jordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2019

The author develops practical methods of determining the reading interests of children and gives the results of records collected in libraries and schools. The book presents material that should be of considerable value to children's departments in libraries, teachers, students of educational psychology and all those who are interested in the conscious control and development of the mental background of future citizens.Originally published in 1926. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.