ERIC Number: ED473574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Accreditation of Qualifications in France: What Role for Joint Inter-Occupational Supervision?
Liaroutzos, Olivier; Sulzer, Emmanuel; Besucco, Nathalie; Lozier, Francoise
Training & Employment, n45 Oct-Dec 2001
The French worker certification system is focusing on efforts to design a scheme for the accreditation of work-based learning. If implemented, the scheme would be directed by a business-government-worker partnership, recognized and accepted by different occupations, and accessible to all employees regardless of the way their qualifications were acquired. Applicable to a labor market characterized by discontinuous work experiences and precarious employment conditions, such a mechanism would permit worker mobility between jobs and complement the traditional certification regime. Important issues in this effort include: (1) developing standards according to common rules to allow comparison between occupations; (2) establishing student evaluation using multiple forms, such as combining one or more of interview, test, observation and simulation; and (3) structuring qualifications to demonstrate mastery of an occupation or elements of multiple occupations to help create individual career paths. (Sidebars discuss findings of an original research study upon which the scheme is based and general certification practices in various French industries.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Coordination, Developed Nations, Economic Impact, Educational Planning, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Relations, Labor Supply, Minimum Competencies, National Standards, Nontraditional Education, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Promotion (Occupational), Protocol Analysis, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Skill Analysis, Social Planning, Standard Setting, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Work Experience
For full text: http://www.cereq.fr/cereq/trai45.pdf.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France