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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Workplace Learning in East Africa: A Case Study
Workplace learning in East Africa: A case study

In this chapter we describe a case study to discuss the relevance of and possibilities for developing work-oriented curricula in East-African countries, for the purpose of increasing the competitive strengths of businesses, the economic value of the country and the value of graduates.

The case study is of a capacity building project focusing on developing a curriculum for horti/floriculture in Ethiopia. This is grounded in the ideas of and research on competence-based education with a strong focus on workplace learning or, at least, workplace-oriented learning. In a close cooperation between partners from the Netherlands and teachers in Ethiopia, the competence-based curriculum development process, previously tried in many Western countries was utilised ...

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