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Skills for inclusive and sustainable development: Perspectives from the Asia Pacific region and beyond (Prospects #170)

Guest edited by Rupert Maclean and Shanti Jagannathan, this special issue of Prospects focuses on skills for inclusive and sustainable development. The topic is profoundly important to countries in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, as they seek to achieve economic and social development that is fair, inclusive and sustainable.

The subject is also of great importance in exploring constructive ways that the economic tigers in Asia, which continue to experience unprecedented rates of economic growth, can achieve ‘green growth’. As the articles in this special issue demonstrate, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) are powerful forces that can help people to become active and ecologically responsible citizens, workers and consumers, able to address local and global challenges.

The articles in this special issue contribute to the ongoing international debate on these matters, and serve also as essential reading for those participating in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, to be held in Japan in November 2014, culminating the UN Decade of ESD.

PROSPECTS is UNESCO-IBE's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.