ERIC Number: ED443987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
From Equivalence to Transparency of Vocational Diplomas: The Case of France and Germany.
Training & Employment: A French Newsletter from CEREQ and Its Associated Centers, n38 2000
The decision to establish equivalencies between vocational training diplomas in France and Germany is a legal act subject to publication in the official gazettes of both countries. The procedure for establishing the equivalence and forms of implementation is defined in arrangements adopted by the committee of Franco-German experts in application of the 1977 agreement between the two countries. Since 1987, the cumbersome procedure has been replaced by a system that examines all diplomas in an occupational field. The new system has led to only very partial improvements. The committee of experts have undertaken a joint discussion aimed at developing a new more flexible and operational procedure, based on the transparency and comparability of diplomas. A work group of experts has adopted a method that follows the decision to accompany each new German diploma with a one-page descriptive note translated into English and French. The description includes these five headings: vocational title, length of training program, occupational target, occupational competencies acquired, and date of diploma creation. A comparison of the first descriptions prepared in the hotel management-catering field show that common references in the two countries guarantee the quality of the information produced. (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Cereq, 10 Place de la Joliette, 13567 Marseille cedex 02, Tel: 33 491 13 28 28. For full text: http://www.cereq.fr/cereq/trai38.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany