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ERIC Number: EJ933328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Education, Economic Globalisation and National Qualifications Frameworks
Lauder, Hugh
Journal of Education and Work, v24 n3-4 p213-221 2011
There are many aims that have been articulated with respect to national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Among them are those concerned with transparency, which is to say, that it is assumed that once employers understand the competencies of employees, as defined by their education credentials, then the mismatch between what employers are looking for and what potential employees can offer is reduced. A further aim is that in an era of economic globalisation the certificates that frameworks issue should be transferable across nations because they should itemise the competencies that potential employees have demonstrated. In this article, several key trends that appear to be emerging as a result of economic globalisation are discussed. When these trends are considered together they raise some fundamental questions for NQFs. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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