ERIC Number: ED118651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
ISCED Handbook: United Kingdom (England and Wales).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Statistics on Education.
The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) has been designed as an instrument suitable for assembling, compiling, and presenting statistics of education both within individual countries and internationally. It is expected to facilitate international compilation and comparison of education statistics as such, and also their use in conjunction with manpower and other economic statistics. The classification, which is essentially a dictionary of educational programs is designed for assembling data on current educational phenomena such as enrollment, teaching staff and finances as well as for statistics of the stock of educated people as obtained, for example, by a census of population. In this sense it is a multi-purpose system within which comparable data can be assembled on various features of educational systems and processes. The aims of this handbook are two fold. The first is to ensure a common interpretation of ISCED between and within countries. The second is to assist countries, states, provinces, etc., to relate their system of education to ISCED. The latter purpose is very important since in many countries there exist problems in deciding the level of education of certain courses. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Statistics on Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)