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					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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