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Margarita Pavlova is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning at the Education University of Hong Kong, where she is also Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong).  She has over twenty years of international experience in education across a variety of contexts, including Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia.

Dr Pavlova’s research is concerned with policy, planning and curriculum development in vocational education at both national and international levels.  Her current projects are in education for sustainability, development and green skills.  She works with agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and the European Training Foundation, where she has led a number of projects aimed at developing policies, approaches to and resources for vocational education, and related issues such as capacity building and poverty alleviation.

She has published widely in her field, including a sole-authored book, Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development: Empowering Individuals for the Future (Springer, 2009).  She serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Vocational Education and Training and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of two book series published by Springer.

Dr Pavlova completed her Masters degree on a Soros Foundation scholarship, her first PhD on a Ministry of Education of Russia scholarship, and her second on an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Research interests

  • Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for economic and social development
  • “Greening” of education policy and curriculum development in TVET in developing countries and countries in transition
  • Education for sustainable development in an international context
  • Globalization and internationalization of education

Professional information

ORCID : 0000-0003-4108-7969

Scopus ID : 11838861100

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Research Outputs 2003 2018

A framework for success: A regional overview of the ICT-enhanced practices in TVET

PAVLOVA, M., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 669-680

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

technical education
Vocational Education
communication technology
information technology
education curriculum

A holistic approach to greening TVET: A case study and analysis of Bac Thang Long Economic Technical College practices in Viet Nam

PAVLOVA, M., 2018, Education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies in Asia: Case study summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam. Singapore: Springer, p. 99-117

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

technical college
holistic approach
government policy
economics
training program

Career guidance in TVET: Challenges of implementation

KANG, R. & PAVLOVA, M., 2018, Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia. KENNEDY, K. J. & LEE, J. C-K. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 661-668

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

career guidance
lifelong learning
learning performance
target group
employment opportunity
economic growth
learning
sustainable development
UNESCO
technical education

Stepping into the world: Transitions to post-school life

PAVLOVA, M., LEE, C. K. J. & MACLEAN, R., 2018, Transitions to post-school life: Responsiveness to individual, social and economic needs. PAVLOVA, M., LEE, J. C-K. & MACLEAN, R. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 1-10

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

technological change
mismatch
educational system
school
human capital