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ERIC Number: ED476683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Towards a Global System of Credit Transfer.
Silver, Alan; McQuay, Paul
This paper introduces a system of Program Alignment that Community Colleges for International Development, Inc. (CCID) member institutions across Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States of America can use to facilitate a system of credit transfer. The rationale for this project is drawn from the increasing importance of internationalization to institutes of higher education worldwide. The author asserts that an important aspect of the free flow of students among and between countries, institutions and programs, is a structured system of articulation and the mutual recognition of qualifications. To facilitate the establishment of a seamless system of education, the author calls for the establishment of an Institutional Accreditation Team and an Articulation Task Force charged with reviewing the teaching and learning capabilities of any institution seeking articulation of its programs into the CCID network. The Principles of Accreditation endorsed by the National Vocational Education and Training authorities would be used to guide the program alignment process. These principles include (1) identified industry training/market need; (2) course standards; (3) competency-based education/training; (4) multiple entry and exit; (5) flexible learning; (6) articulation; (7) customization; (8) access and participation; (9) appropriate assessment; and (10) ongoing monitoring and evaluation. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A