ERIC Number: ED399867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Europe-USA: Mutual Recognition of Qualifications. Report of the UNESCO Working Group 1994. PIER World Education Series. A CEPES Paper on Higher Education.
Aldrich-Langen, Caroline, Ed.
From 1992-94, a working group appointed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) European Centre for Higher Education (CEPES) reviewed the perceived and actual recognition of studies completed by students from Europe and the United States at institution on both continents. This report reviews that working group's terms of reference, membership, and proceedings. It frames the issues, describes the European and U.S. educational systems, and discusses the fundamental differences between them. It then examines in more detail three specific issues in recognition across systems, using a classification of European countries by general system type, into four groups (Anglophone countries, Nordic countries, Central and Eastern European countries, and Western European continental countries). The three recognition issues are: (1) access to higher education; (2) intermediate qualifications and partially completed degrees; and (3) access to doctoral studies. In each of these areas, the issues are defined and the recommendations of the working group are presented. General guidelines and recommendations of the working group are summarized in the final section. A list of working group members is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Certification, College Credits, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Study Abroad, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; NAFSA - Association of International Educators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States