The publication, which served as an academic material of the aforementioned conference, compiled expert papers that mainly focused on strategies to reduce poverty, youth empowerment through skills development and the importance of a sustainable human development particularly in the rural areas. In addition, 13 country papers papers discussing unique poverty alleviation mechanisms and strategies from the CPSC member countries were also highlighted.
CPSC's first ever Journal on TVET titled STEPS is a compendium of scholarly written articles on current trends, issues, innovations and best practices on TVET in the Asia Pacific Region and the world. The first batch of contributors include authors from countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Singapore.
The Asia-Pacific countries are in various stages of socio-economic development. Geo-political factors affect the pace of development of the countries in the area also referred to as the Colombo Plan region. TVET's acknowledged importance in the efforts to improve the quality of life of its people is a common motif in the book.
This publication is a compilation of the papers presented at the“16th International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in TVET 2010”organized by CPSC, IVETA, InWEnt and TESDA from November 3 - 5 in Manila, Philippines. It contains 40 papers presented in plenary and track sessions including some contributed papers on key topics like global barriers and enablers in ESD in TVET, TVET curriculum for ESD, sustainable TVET institutions through partnerships and alliances, research, monitoring and evaluation for ESD and best practices in ESD in TVET.
The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.