International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) Revision Status and next steps ISCED 2011: status Proposal revised and finalized following global consultation To be submitted for formal adoption by UNESCO General Conference in November Text to be disseminated in 6 languages on UIS Website in advance (starting with EN in June) Work beginning on support materials including an Operational Manual and training and other support for countries ISCED 2011: main changes (1) Two parallel coding schemes: ISCED-P for educational programmes ISCED-A for attainment (based on educational qualifications) Substantially revised coding schemes – but still 3 digits for both classification units Full listing of both classifications in the main text Provision made to include ‘orientation’ as a classification category in tertiary education ISCED 2011: main changes (2) Scope of ISCED and boundary between formal and non-formal education clarified Improved definitions and glossary Non-formal education Qualification Completion of an ISCED level Partial level completion (at ISCED 2 and 3 only) Implementation During 2011 Prepare implementation plan Develop Operational Manual Begin revision of the fields of education During 2012 Revise data collection instruments and instructions Finalise/publish Operational Manual Produce ISCED mappings for all countries During 2013 or 2014 First international survey based on ISCED 2011 Adopt new fields of education classification Questions Revision of fields of education and training Can EG help us to establish a Technical Advisory Panel for the revision? Does the EG support the proposal to create a separate ‘stand-alone’ classification of the fields? Implementation What advice and assistance can the EG offer?
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