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ERIC Number: ED458446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0060-8
European Structures of Qualification Levels: Reports on Recent Developments in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom (England and Wales). Volume 3.
Heitmann, Gunter
Recent trends and developments related to the structures of qualification levels in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom were examined in a quasi-experimental study that was part of a more comprehensive study on the same topic. The study focused on standards, qualifications, and classifications at the tertiary level of the German educational system and the categorization of qualifications at the tertiary level in England, France, the Netherlands, and Spain. The study documented that the discussion of how to ensure the transparency of qualifications and their adequate categorization in all-embracing classification systems at the national and transnational levels is increasing throughout the European Union. Different countries are taking different routes to improving the transparency and comparability of qualifications in higher education. At the tertiary level, German considerations and concepts show an increasing trend toward outcome-based standards. The same also applies to England, France, and the Netherlands. In Spain, the national classification system is currently in the introductory phase, with efforts currently concentrated on vocational qualifications at the secondary level. (The bibliography lists 28 references. The following items are appended: (1) the Sorbonne Declaration; (2) the Bologna Declaration; and (3) the 1997 Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region.) (MN)
For full text: /5116 env3.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union