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ERIC Number: EJ780221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-8211
The Development of National Qualifications and Quality Assurance Frameworks in the Context of the TVET Reform in Romania
Hart, John; Rogojinaru, Adela
European Journal of Education, v42 n4 p549-571 Dec 2007
Romania is reforming its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and introducing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and a National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) to create a new and comprehensive national quality assurance system for qualifications. These reforms have their origins in the social and economic restructuring which followed the fall of Communism, preparation for membership in the European Union, and developments in the field of education and training related to the Lisbon agenda. This article explains the background to the reforms and explores the purposes and scope of the NQF and the NQAF and the relationship between them. It argues that the way that the reforms are being undertaken should ensure that the NQF is developed in harmony with the NQAF and that, as a result, the NQF will be strongly supported by policies and processes which will secure the quality of the provision which it contains. The article looks at the way that the Romanian institutional structure is being used to implement the key functions and processes of the two frameworks and draws out some of the key issues which face the reformed Romanian system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Romania