Human Resources Development Review 2008: Education, Employment and Skills in South Africa
By: Karen Press (editor), Andre Kraak (editor)Paperback
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Through 25 chapters authored by some of the leading researchers in the field, Human Resources Development Review 2008 provides an extensive overview of the contextual factors driving human resources development in South Africa. A key theme throughout the volume is the importance of a multi-faceted skills development strategy operating at three levels. The first entails high-skills policies aimed at expanding export-oriented manufacturing production and services provision, particularly in new globally-competitive 'niche' areas. The second level relates to the ongoing need for intermediate skills, as is evidenced by the shortage of skilled artisans and technologists. Finally, the provision of basic, entry-level skills is important in view of the urgent need for large-scale job creation schemes to ameliorate high levels of unemployment and despondency, especially amongst the youth.
Andre Kraak is research director for Human Resources Development and Science Studies in the Education, Science, and Skills Development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council. He is the author of numerous of books and journal articles, and frequently presents at international conferences. He is the coauthor of "Debating High Skills and Joined-up Policy" and "Human Resources Development Review 2003."Karen Press is a freelance editor and writer and the author of seven collections of poetry; her poems have been published in many anthologies.
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