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A project to develop an adult basic vocational education and training programme as a contribution towards the development of human and social capital in Botswana


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Cook, K. E., 2008. A project to develop an adult basic vocational education and training programme as a contribution towards the development of human and social capital in Botswana. Thesis (Doctor of Education (EdD)). University of Bath.

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    Abstract

    In 1992, the Government of Botswana appointed a National Commission to review the education system and advise how it could promote human resource development to address the country’s socio-economic challenges. The Commission identified the need to diversify the labour market and shift towards occupational groupings based on skills, attitudes and competence. However, fifteen years on, Botswana’s dependence on diamond mining, coupled with immigration from neighbouring countries and a mismatch of skills supply and demand has resulted in a pool of labour exceeding the number of jobs available. Access, opportunity and social inclusion therefore represent major challenges, since large numbers of under and un-utilised people imply a heavy socioeconomic burden. This thesis employed a Problem Based Methodology within the framework of a Project Cycle Management approach to develop a project for an Adult Basic Vocational Education and Training (ABVET) programme as a contribution towards the development of human and social capital in Botswana.

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    Item Type Thesis (Doctor of Education (EdD))
    CreatorsCook, K. E.
    Uncontrolled Keywordssocial capital, human capital, project cycle management, botswana, vocational education and traning, adult, problem based methodology
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    StatusPublished
    ID Code11368

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