ERIC Number: ED399870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Norway: A Study of the Educational System of Norway and a Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions in the United States. Country Report. PIER World Education Series.
Feagles, Shelley M.; Dickey, Karlene N.
The guide describes the educational system of Norway, primarily to assist in placement of Norwegian students in U.S. schools and for transfer of credits. An introductory chapter gives background about Norway and its people, educational governance, and language of instruction. The second chapter outlines the system of preschool, primary, and lower secondary education, including curriculum design and grading practices, and the third chapter describes aspects of the secondary system, its curriculum, grading, college matriculation requirements, apprenticeship training, and international baccalaureate. The bulk of the report is devoted to higher education including information on the academic year, financial aid, student services, governance, and the dual university/college system listing the requirements and institutional characteristics of each. The curriculum and degrees of each major field of study are also detailed. Additional chapters provide information on adult and correspondence education, international exchange programs and study abroad opportunities, and advice for admissions officers concerning transfer of credits and evaluation of credentials, and placement. Sample records and forms are presented within the text. Lists of trades in which apprenticeships are offered, with program length, and institutions in the formal higher education system are appended. A Norwegian-English glossary is also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Certification, College Admission, College Curriculum, Colleges, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Design, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Governance, Grading, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, International Educational Exchange, Language of Instruction, Records (Forms), Student Placement, Student Records, Study Abroad, Universities
PIER Publications, P.O. Box 231, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (members $35, non-members $50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; NAFSA - Association of International Educators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Norway