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Towards programme improvement in non-formal vocational education and training in Mozambique
Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique .
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UMSER)
Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique .
2015 (English)In: Problems of Education in the 21st Century, ISSN 1822-7864, Vol. 67, 61-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current situation of Mozambique, characterized by limited but highly needed Formal Vocational Education, demands the development and improvement of Non-formal Vocational Education and Training (NFVET). NFVET can provide relevant knowledge and skills, particularly for out of school and unemployed youth and adults to promote social inclusion and development. This is a qualitative case study with some elements of action research. Semi-structured interviews with six educators, classroom observations and two focus group interviews with former participants were implemented. The research aims to explore ways by which NFVET programmes can be improved in order to increase people’s chances, not only to get work, but also to be able to participate actively in their own process of development. The findings suggest some directions for the improvement of NFVET in Mozambique in order to empower people to actively participate in the social and economic life of their local communities and broader society.

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PEC , 2015. Vol. 67, 61-71 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114484OAI: diva2:896165
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