Best Practice Compass to Workforce Development: A Study. A Toolkit for Policymakers, Donors, Governments, NGOs and Practitioners.Report as inadecuate




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This document, which is part of a toolkit for policymakers, donors, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and practitioners, presents the results of case studies of a group of 30 workforce development programs that were selected (during a 2-day workshop by a panel of 14 experts) as representing a balance among geographic regions served and as having general applicability to the types of situations faced by experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Section 1 provides information on the study and the toolkit that emerged from it. Section 2 explores the definition, challenge, and importance of workforce development. Section 3 identifies trends in workforce development investments and the common implementation issues faced by workforce development initiatives worldwide. Section 4 draws on lessons learned from the case studies and the literature review and analyzes what works in workforce development projects. Section 5 discusses the task of measuring the benefits of workforce development. Section 6 summarizes the preceding sections. (Contains 11 endnotes and 36 references. The following are among the items appended: a case-by-case comparison of pressures and trends affecting workforce development; a list of workshop participants; a workshop summary; meta contextual and guiding principles; the case criteria sheet for nominees; and nominations for possible workforce development case studies.) (MN)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Definitions, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Labor Force Development, Marketing, Nongovernmental Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Strategic Planning, Success, Synthesis, Transfer of Training, Trend Analysis, Workshops

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Author: Aring, Monika; Corbitt, Cathleen

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7543&id=ED461767







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