ERIC Number: ED455373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
International Mutual Recognition: Progress and Prospects. Working Paper.
Increasing the mobility of service providers, including professionals, via mutual recognition (of regulatory systems) agreements (MRAs) has become a significant issue worldwide. Despite increasing interest in MRAs, it may be argued that MRAs are but one of a larger range of major developments that have fueled current interest in occupational competence descriptors and professional practice. Other important developments are as follows: rapid and accelerating change; public dissatisfaction with the professions; the limited understanding of the nature of professional practice; the emergence of a knowledge society; globalization leading to a corporate model of service provision; and moves to alternative and flexible modes of service delivery. The claim that mutual recognition is but one issue among these major developments may be illustrated by the examples of the following accreditation schemes: (1) the Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Scheme; (2) the regulatory model recently developed in the United States by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing; (3) the competence-based assessment strategy developed by the Dietitians Association of Australia; and (4) various practices being used to assess competence in 17 Australian professions. These examples demonstrate that the role of professional competence standards in MRAs and in professionals' mobility is far from clear. (Contains 25 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Change, Case Studies, Competence, Credentials, Definitions, Educational Certificates, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, International Cooperation, International Programs, Labor Market, Labor Turnover, Lawyers, Models, National Standards, Nurses, Occupational Mobility, Overseas Employment, Policy Formation, Professional Occupations, Promotion (Occupational), Recognition (Achievement), State of the Art Reviews, State Regulation, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Transfer of Training, Trend Analysis, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.uts.edu.au/fac/edu/rcvet/working%20papers/0111Hager.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ.-Sydney, Broadway (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; European Union