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ERIC Number: EJ857050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Vocational Qualification Frameworks in Asia-Pacific: A Cresting Wave of Educational Reform?
Comyn, Paul
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v14 n3 p251-268 Sep 2009
The introduction of national qualification frameworks (NQFs), including frameworks specifically for the vocational sector (NVQFs), are policy initiatives that have far reaching implications for the management and delivery of education and training. Despite the caution called for by researchers and the challenging reality of implementation in both developed and developing countries, NQFs and NVQFs continue to be included in national reform programs in many regions of the world. This paper summarises current developments in the Asia-Pacific region, where enthusiasm for national qualification frameworks has reached new heights. The paper also draws on the author's experience in working on NVQF development and implementation in Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea to highlight the role of donors who are active partners in the expansion of the international trend to implement qualification frameworks. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Bangladesh; India; Malaysia; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Vietnam