Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education Programs, 1st Edition

  • Shashi Bala
  • Puja Singhal
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  • ISBN-10: 1522584447
  • ISBN-13: 9781522584445
  • DDC: 370.113
  • 318 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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As the economic growth and social development of a nation is reliant on its workforce, it is essential to increase the workforce’s employability through technical and vocational education. Through these programs, the nation’s workers will be able to acquire skills and flexibility in order to navigate across sectors of the economy and industry. However, due to gender disparities and socioeconomic statuses within society, women from lower economic backgrounds are unable to gain access to these programs, hindering their career development and economic independence. This title probes the issue of gender equity in specialized educational programs, such as vocational or technical education programs and presents global initiatives for access to technical and vocational education programs. Covers vocational and training programs and gender equity through skill development. For academicians, researchers, social scientists, educators, policymakers, government officials, and professionals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Understanding Human Resource Skilling Through Vocational and Training Programs.
2: Gender Gap in Skill Development: An Analytical Review.
3: Youth Participation in the National Development Plan Through Technical and Vocational Education and Training: The Case of Young Black Women in South Africa.
4: Gender Issues and Priorities in Republic of Belarus.
5: Gender Issues in Vocational Education and Training in India: Imperatives and Challenges.
6: Skill Challenge in Bengaluru’s Garment Industry: A Gender Perspective.
7: Promoting Gender Equity Through Skill Development.
8: Gender Equity and Social Inclusion: Holistic Approach to Education, Training, and Labor Market Demand.
9: Vocational Education and Training for Women: A Gender Divide Perspective.
10: How Bangladesh Is Increasing the Employability of Females with Technical Training Programs.
11: Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurial Intention Among Corp Members in Southwestern Nigeria.
12: Skill Development, Skill Premium, and Technological Change: A Gender-Based Approach.
13: Significant Influences of Digital Literacy to Promote Gender Equity and Equality in Education: Digital Literacy Perspective.
14: Gender-Responsive TVET Framework: An Indian Perspective.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.