The School of Education at the University of Glasgow is looking to recruit two Research Associates to make a leading contribution to research projects in the School of Education as part of a Researcher Pool, managed by the School’s Director of Research, Professor Simon McGrath. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals.
My colleagues (Dr Saikat Maitra, Indian Institute of Management Kolkata, India; Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz, Univ. of Cologne, Germany) are editing a special issue of the journal, Educationa and Training, entitled, 'Not in high regard: an exploration of low reputation of vocational education in the Global South'.
This special issue will explore a comparative analysis of the factors behind the lower reputation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Global South.
The dominant discourses during the COVID-19 pandemic have mostly been generated in the Global North, by a minority of wealthy and powerful authors, reflecting narrowly on a crisis that, while impacting the whole world, was experienced in vastly different ways. This event is part of a wider project to shift the narratives. It reflects the responses to COVID-19 in vulnerable and underrepresented communities across sub-Saharan Africa.
In the current context of increasing environmental vulnerability, persistent economic inequity and social fragmentation, education policy-makers and practitioners, youth leaders and sustainability activists are calling for new ways to equip learners with the skills they need to prosper in a volatile world.