Principles of successful skills development models

Michelle ENGMANN, Aarthi RAO, Robert Damian ADAMSON

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The landscape of skills development models is markedly diverse, as exemplified by the case studies that this book explores in detail. Some models work to create improvements within the existing education system, while others offer an alternative method outside of the traditional system. Some models are implemented by just one organization (either private, public, or nonprofit), while many draw upon the strength of multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve their quality, relevance, and sustainability. Many focus on harnessing new technology while others focus on strengthening the human element (indeed, many do both at the same time). However, across all models, some key themes have emerged that help us understand how these models can be particularly effective in improving the quality and relevance of education and the skills imparted to secondary level students. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridging the skills gap: Innovations in Africa and Asia
EditorsShubha JAYARAM , Wambui MUNGE, Bob ADAMSON , David SORRELL , Nitika JAIN
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Print)9783319494838, 9783319494852
Publication statusPublished - 2017


Engmann, M., Rao, A., & Adamson, B. (2017). Principles of successful skills development models. In S. Jayaram, W. Munge, B. Adamson, D. Sorrell, & N. Jain (Eds.), Bridging the skills gap: Innovations in Africa and Asia (pp. 123-141). Cham: Springer.


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