TOWARDS PROGRAMME IMPROVEMENT IN NON-FORMAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN MOZAMBIQUE

TitleTOWARDS PROGRAMME IMPROVEMENT IN NON-FORMAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN MOZAMBIQUE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsManuel, A, Popov, O, Buque, D
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume67
Start Page61-71
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2015
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1185067
Keywordslife skills, non-formal vocational education, social inclusion
Abstract

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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