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A Caring Hand for the Hands that Cared for Us How to be a World-Class Caregiver

A latest publication of CPSC now Available!

ISBN: 978-971-8857-97-6
Copyright: CPSC, 2014
108 pp softbound

The book is written for aspiring caregivers that provides guidelines and tips on how to take care of elderly patients and how to effectively handle difficult situations especially with patients who have disabilities and ailments. Eloquently written, the book is also a recount of the author’s day to day experiences with her patients, a sharing about friendships that blossomed initially built upon a patient-caregiver relationship; and the challenging but emotionally rewarding and inspiring life of a caregiver. Through the book, the author, who is a world-class caregiver herself, offer helpful insights for the readers to gain not only technical know-how but also psychological-emotional and social readiness and awareness in getting into the caregiving job. The book also caters to children taking care of their elderly parents as it provides doable and practical guides on attending to elderly loved-ones in a home-based environment.




Harnessing Qualifications Framework towards Quality Assurance (HQF)

ISBN: 978-971-8557-95
Copyright: CPSC, GIZ, 2011
374 pp softbound

The book is a compilation of the different perspectives and ideas on how to establish, implement and sustain qualification framework systems across the globe, as presented during the “International Conference on Harnessing Qualifications Framework” held in Manila, Philippines on December 1 to 2, 2009. It highlights the conference report and outputs and compiles 31 papers presented during the conference and documents the deliberations and discussions of the distinguished experts and guests on: issues and challenges in developing qualifications framework in the national, regional and international levels; present tested models of conceptual frameworks and showcase different case studies with respect to developing regional qualifications framework; and exchange of experiences and innovative practices in the development and implementation of national qualifications framework in the Colombo Plan region.




Research in TVET Made Easy

(ISBN: 978-971-8557-91-4)
Copyright: CPSC, 2009, Reprinted 2011, Third Printing 2012
144 pp. (softbound)

The book was first launched and published in 2009 and had been widely used by TVET institutions since its launching. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.

One of the basic foundations to link technical human resources development with labor market opportunities is to have available evidence-based data and information that could stimulate policy, curricular reforms, pedagogical focus and further research initiatives. Emerging issues and problems needing methodical system of planning, investigation, analysis and recommendations must be solved utilizing pedagogical and scientific processes. To continue harnessing stronger research culture in TVET and make available such data and research outcomes, CPSC has come up with a useful guide in doing research in TVET. The book is about the practical and systematic way of doing research with emphasis on TVET-oriented topics and problems. The book is divided into seven chapters, namely: (1) Nature of research and its tools, (2) Types of Research, (3) Practical Planning in Research, (4) Social Science and Technical Developmental Research, (5) Data Analysis, Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations, (6) Organization of the Research Report, and (7) ICT-enabled Education Research. The guidebook is intended for use by teachers, budding and professional researchers and those involved in planning or undertaking research activities as well as teaching methodical foundation for conducting actual researches.




TVET Agenda: Transforming Ideas into Action

(ISBN: 978-971-8557-90-7)
Copyright: CPSC, 2009
390 pp. (hardbound)

A compilation of international initiatives, innovative practices and case studies from a series of conferences, fora and seminar organized by CPSC from 2008 to 2009 in collaboration with various partners is consolidated in a hardbound book entitled “TVET Agenda: Transforming Ideas into Actions.” The book compiles full papers from various activities which served as productive avenues to assemble ideas transformed into actions, and actions taken as imperatives to unlock key challenges and limitations in TVET.
Themes covered in the book include: skill development for poverty alleviation, public-private partnership in TVET, emerging trends in ICT in education, emerging challenges of TVET in the present financial crisis and reorienting TVET policy towards education for sustainable development.
The book outlines the new agenda in TVET drawn as outcomes and integrated recommendations under relevant thematic issues and concerns. The book intends to cater to the interest of policymakers, practitioners, administrators, education planners, researchers, teachers and teacher educators, students in both developed and developing countries in Asia Pacific region and beyond.

TVET Agenda: Transforming Ideas into Action and Research in TVET Made Easy are available in print at discounted price. Orders/ reservations may be placed via e-mail at cpsc at or contact CPSC at +63 (2) 631 0991 (look for Ms. Linda Gonzales/ Mr. Rommel Francisco). For purchases requiring delivery or shipment, additional costs will be charged accordingly.



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Emerging Challenges and Trends in TVET in the Asia-Pacific Region

ISBN 978-94-6091-390-7 hardback
ISBN 978-94-6091-389-1 paperback
Copyright: 2011 Sense Publishers
November 2010, 252 pages

The Asia-Pacific countries are in various stages of socio-economic development. Geo-political factors affect the pace of development of the countries in the area also referred to as the Colombo Plan region. TVET's acknowledged importance in the efforts to improve the quality of life of its people is a common motif in the book.

The twenty articles by TVET experts and practitioners as well as policy makers provide the readerresearcher with a comprehensive appreciation of the respective TVET problems and issues in the countries included. The book is the latest attempt to put under one cover both macro and micro views of TVET, underscoring its current status, emerging trends, best practices and challenges that beset Individual systems.

The book presents a comprehensive body of TVET information for use as a handy reference, both by serious researchers and national policymakers, also by practitioners on how TVET plays a pivotal role in national socio-economic development. The experiences shared can be models of "systems that worked," learning from them and “avoiding the pitfalls.” They further emphasize that “no one solution fi ts all” when addressing the gamut of challenges and concerns, the resources required and the preferred mindset when implementing TVET reforms.




Proceedings of the International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in TVET 2010

ISBN: 978-971-8557-92-1
Copyright: CPSC, 2010
361 pp softbound

This publication is a compilation of the papers presented at the“16th International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in TVET 2010”organized by CPSC, IVETA, InWEnt and TESDA from November 3 - 5 in Manila, Philippines. It contains 40 papers presented in plenary and track sessions including some contributed papers on key topics like global barriers and enablers in ESD in TVET, TVET curriculum for ESD, sustainable TVET institutions through partnerships and alliances, research, monitoring and evaluation for ESD and best practices in ESD in TVET.






Highlights of CPSC’s 35 Years in TVET

A soft launching of CPSC’s publications was among the highlights of the anniversary celebration. Dr. Majumdar announced the publication of an anniversary book capturing the 35 years of CPSC’s beginning and achievements entitled “35 and Beyond: Generations of TVET Innovations in the Asia Pacific Region” during the anniversary dinner.

Various CPSC member countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand enjoined in the commemoration of the birth of CPSC through their messages featured in the anniversary book. CPSC’s mother organization, Colombo Plan through the anniversary message of Colombo Plan Secretariat Secretary-General, Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia joined in the milestone celebration as well.

CPSC’s hosting country the Philippines, conveyed their gratitude for the contributions the College has continuously provided in the country throughout 35 years of its existence as expressed in the message of the President of the Philippines, Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo featured in the Anniversary book.



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