ERIC Number: ED253136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
World Guide to Higher Education. A Comparative Survey of Systems, Degrees and Qualifications. Second Edition.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
A comparative guide to the systems and main stages of higher education in 145 countries is provided to aid (1) those who evaluate college applicants; (2) the college applicants; and (3) students and researchers of comparative education. Each country profile provides a description of the higher education system, a glossary of the degrees and qualifications awarded in that system, and a table showing the period of study required for degrees and qualifications in major subject areas. Attention is directed to whether the stages of training are identifiable, and whether there is sufficient articulation between the stages in different countries for a system of mutual recognition of educational awards. Similarities among higher education stages or phases was found: training in the fundamental disciplines of one field; greater specialization in one or several disciplines; and advanced study and original research. Appended are: a list of national bodies dealing with the application of conventions on the recognition of studies, diplomas, and degrees in higher education under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and information on international conventions on the recognition of studies, diplomas, and degrees in higher education adopted under the auspices of UNESCO. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Applicants, College Programs, Comparative Education, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, International Organizations, National Organizations, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Compiled by the International Association of Universities. For first edition, see ED 125 430.