Presentation on theme: "UNESCO Institute for Statistics ISCED Revision Fields of Education and Training ISCED-F."— Presentation transcript:
UNESCO Institute for Statistics ISCED Revision Fields of Education and Training ISCED-F
Outline 1. Process 2. Proposed structure of ISCED-F 3. Key concepts for classification 4. Specific issues 5. Outcome of global consultation 6. Timetable for adoption
1. Process Resolution by 36 th UNESCO General Conference (November 2011) to review the 1997 ISCED Fields of Education New ISCED Technical Advisory Panel UIS’s data collection partners (Eurostat and OECD) and ILO nominees by UN Expert Group on Classifications (Canada and New Zealand) and regional experts from Asia, Latin America and Africa
1. Process Draft proposal developed (May-Dec 2012) TAP consulted on three occasions. Draft finalised with ILO in November and translated to ES and FR in December Global consultation (Feb-March 2013) Via Permanent Delegations to UNESCO Involving Ministries of Education, Science, Culture and Labour and NSOs 54 responses – mainly MOEs and NSOs Consultation draft was main structure only
2. Proposed structure of ISCED-F Broad fieldsNarrow fieldsDetailed fields 00 Generic programmes/qualifications33 01 Education15 02 Arts and Humanities313 03 Social sciences, journalism & information28 04 Business, administration & law210 05 Natural sciences, mathematics & statistics413 06 ICTs15 07 Engineering, manufacturing & construction316 08 Agric, forestry, fisheries & veterinary49 09 Health and welfare213 10 Services414
3. Key concepts for classification Inspired by Australia’s 1993 ABSCQ Main subject content determines field to which programmes and qualifications are assigned Main subject content = greater share of students’ intended learning time (excluding self-study) Criteria for broad and narrow fields Similarity of subject content (in priority order) Theoretical knowledge content Purpose of learning Objects of interest Methods and techniques Tools and equipment
4. Specific issues Inter-disciplinary studies Main subject content determines narrow field to which programmes and qualifications are assigned Detailed field designated by code ‘8’ in last digit (and named ‘Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving [name of narrow field]’) Allows the identification (by summing all code ‘8’s) of inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications as a group Loss of information on other fields contributing to the inter-disciplinary studies (which together may represent the majority of intended learning time)
4. Specific issues Languages Mother tongue and Foreign (as in FoET 1999) are replaced by: Literature and linguistics (designed for native or fluent speakers of the language) Language acquisition (designed for speakers of other languages) Although the characteristics of learners are used to distinguish the fields, these are seen as proxies for the subject content
4. Specific issues Education Distinction between subject specialisation of vocational and non-vocational teacher training (as in FoET 1999) dropped Veterinary studies A strict application of the classification criteria would suggest Veterinary fits better in Health and Welfare (but we have retained in the Agriculture broad field)
4. Specific issues Exceptions to majority subject rule Vocational studies – assigned to field of intended occupation Teacher training – assigned to relevant field of teacher training (rather than subject of specialisation)
5. Outcome of global consultation Over 50 responses received covering more than 40 countries including most represented on the UN Expert Group Responses mainly from relevant Ministries and NSOs (20 Ministries, 12 NSOs, 9 joint) Most responses supportive As a consequence we believe we will be able to submit a final draft for adoption by the UNESCO General Conference in 2013
6. Timetable for adoption Assessment of global April 2013 consultation feedback Revised text in EN end April 2013 UN Expert Group meetingmid-May 2013 Final text in ENmid-June 2013 Translation to other UN langsby Aug 2013 Adoption by UNESCO GCNov 2013
Consultation documents Available in EN, ES and FR at: www.uis.unesco.org\isced Final proposal to the UNESCO General Conference will be available on the same page from June 2013.
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