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ERIC Number: ED540822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 264
Abstractor: ERIC
European Glossary on Education: Volume 1--Second Edition. Examinations, Qualifications and Titles
Kosinska, Renata; Pafili, Maria
This "Glossary" is a compilation of the terminology used to designate examinations, qualifications and titles in 30 European education systems. It covers almost 1000 specific terms of this kind. The aim is to offer readers the definitions of frequently used terms that they might encounter when reading about or dealing with the education system of any given country. Only official or widely used and recognised names specific to each education system are included. The qualifications considered are those offered by or in partnership with educational institutions. Qualifications awarded to persons with special educational needs, as well as official qualifications obtained in adult education programmes are also included. Standard tests held in primary and secondary education to guide or select pupils or to monitor the education system are included if they have an official title or name, or are widely used and recognised. Qualifications awarded to foreign students who have completed part of their course in a foreign institution (such as certificates awarded to students who have taken part in the Socrates/Erasmus programme) are not included. The present "Glossary" is neither a dictionary nor a directory of professional titles used in the world of work. Qualifications and titles corresponding to names of professions, such as "teacher" or "pharmacist" have been avoided as far as possible. Only qualifications and academic titles in their own right have been included.
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: European Union