ERIC Number: ED396175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ways of Seeing the National Qualifications Framework.
Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
This book, which is an informal initiative of a group of 31 concerned South African specialists and practitioners in education and training, is designed to provide readers with a broad overview of South Africa's National Qualifications Framework, suggested tools/mechanisms for working within the National Qualifications Framework, and understanding of the roles and structures associated with the South African Qualifications Authority. Part 1 is an introduction to the National Qualifications Framework that includes a glossary, discussion of the framework's beneficiaries, and criticisms of the framework. Proposed in part 2, which examines building the framework, are strategies for approaching integration, looking at performance, describing competence and capabilities in different fields of learning, and describing qualifications. Presented in part 3, which focuses on the framework in practice, are the following: five stages in getting started; practical examples of setting standards; and functions and structures associated with the National Qualifications Framework. The text of the South African Qualifications Authority Act of 1995 and a proposed classification system for education and training for the National Qualifications Framework in South Africa are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Competence, Credits, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Performance Factors, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Program Development, Standards, Student Certification, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).