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From reconstruction to deconstruction: the role of research in South African skills development

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR LEARNING RESEARCH ON TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS FACILITATING INTEGRATION INTO THE LABOUR MARKET FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTION – THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICAN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Lesley Powell, School of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK Peliwe Lolwana, Director, Education Policy Unit, Witwatersrand Uni., RSA February 2012 The present study was commissioned to Lesley Powell, formerly Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa and now PhD student at Nottingham University (UK), by NORRAG/ERNWACA, with the support of the SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation). It was prepared for and presented at the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Triennale Meeting which was held in Ouagdougou, Burkina Faso, in February 2012. NORRAG (Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training) is a focus and a forum for the analysis of international cooperation in the education and training field – www.norrag.org ERNWACA (Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa) aims at increasing research capacity, strengthening collaboration among researchers and practitioners, and promoting African expertise on education so as to positively impact educational practices and policies – www.ernwaca.org 2 3 Contents CONTENTS ....................................................................................................................3 ACRONYMS...................................................................................................................4 1. INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................5 1.1. Periodisation of skills development research ......................................

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