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Allais, Stephanie – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
The idea of learning outcomes seems to increasingly dominate education policy internationally. Many claims are made about what they can achieve, for example, in enabling comparison of qualifications across countries, improving the recognition of prior learning and improving educational quality. The claims made for the role of learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The national qualifications framework (NQF) in South Africa has been seen internationally as one of the most, if not "the" most, ambitious qualifications frameworks. Support for the NQF at its inception was described as "extraordinary". It aimed to replace all existing qualifications in the country with a set of new…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Change Strategies
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Tau, Daniel; Modesto, Stanslaus T. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
A growing number of countries are introducing qualification frameworks (QFs) following a common definition of outcomes, level descriptors, and a set of occupational or knowledge fields. Botswana has been no exception to this trend. The passing of the Vocational Training Act (1998) led to the creation of the Botswana National Vocational…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualifications, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Tutlys, Vidmantas; Spudyte, Irma – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The design of the national qualifications framework (NQF) in Lithuania started in 2006. The NQF was officially approved by the government decree in May 2010. This article explores the influence of the processes of institutional change on the reform of the national system of qualifications in Lithuania through the implementation of the NQF, looking…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Qualifications
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Marock, Carmel – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Mauritius was created to play two distinct roles. First, it was intended to organise qualifications across the three main sectors of the education and training system: (1) primary and secondary education; (2) technical and vocational education and training (TVET)/workplace; and (3) tertiary education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Objectives, Program Effectiveness
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Carnoy, Martin; Luschei, Thomas F. – Journal of Education and Work, 2008
As one of the world's largest exporters of asparagus, Peru has developed a high-tech system of asparagus production, processing and delivery that requires well-trained and responsive workers. In this study we examine the role of both private and public sectors in preparing workers for the asparagus industry and the implications of this skill…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Sector