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Benefits of the Vocational Education - Perceptions of the Young Female Students of a Vocational Training Center in Addis Ababa

Pihlaja, Ulla-Kaisa LU (2014) SGED10 20141
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The importance of education in development is generally acknowledged, but in the discussions and practice, this usually includes only basic education. However, during recent years, the growing number of urban unemployed youth in cities of developing countries has raised the question of the role of vocational education and training (VET). Despite the increasing interest towards vocational education, it is still seen only as a tool for promoting national growth and employability, or through rights people have regarding education. This thesis instead is observing
the benefits of VET within the theoretical framework of expanded capabilities. I conducted 10 interviews in a women’s vocational training center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to find... (More)
The importance of education in development is generally acknowledged, but in the discussions and practice, this usually includes only basic education. However, during recent years, the growing number of urban unemployed youth in cities of developing countries has raised the question of the role of vocational education and training (VET). Despite the increasing interest towards vocational education, it is still seen only as a tool for promoting national growth and employability, or through rights people have regarding education. This thesis instead is observing
the benefits of VET within the theoretical framework of expanded capabilities. I conducted 10 interviews in a women’s vocational training center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to find out how the students perceive the benefits of their training. As a result I came to a conclusion that female students expected their freedoms to expand after they got a proper profession. Rural-urban migration and population growth in Ethiopia have led to great contest over economic and social space in Addis Ababa. In a changing urban environment, enlarged capabilities bring professionally trained women better opportunities to cope compared to women of the same age who do not have similar educational backgrounds. (Less)
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Pihlaja, Ulla-Kaisa LU
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SGED10 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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education, youth, developing countries, Ethiopia, vocational education and training (VET), capabilities approach, gender, changing urban space
language
English
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4449946
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2014-08-19 11:08:29
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  abstract     = {The importance of education in development is generally acknowledged, but in the discussions and practice, this usually includes only basic education. However, during recent years, the growing number of urban unemployed youth in cities of developing countries has raised the question of the role of vocational education and training (VET). Despite the increasing interest towards vocational education, it is still seen only as a tool for promoting national growth and employability, or through rights people have regarding education. This thesis instead is observing 
the benefits of VET within the theoretical framework of expanded capabilities. I conducted 10 interviews in a women’s vocational training center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to find out how the students perceive the benefits of their training. As a result I came to a conclusion that female students expected their freedoms to expand after they got a proper profession. Rural-urban migration and population growth in Ethiopia have led to great contest over economic and social space in Addis Ababa. In a changing urban environment, enlarged capabilities bring professionally trained women better opportunities to cope compared to women of the same age who do not have similar educational backgrounds.},
  author       = {Pihlaja, Ulla-Kaisa},
  keyword      = {education,youth,developing countries,Ethiopia,vocational education and training (VET),capabilities approach,gender,changing urban space},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Benefits of the Vocational Education - Perceptions of the Young Female Students of a Vocational Training Center in Addis Ababa},
  year         = {2014},
}