Presentation on theme: "INSTITUTE for STATISTICS The International Standard Classification of Education ISCED 97."— Presentation transcript:
INSTITUTE for STATISTICS The International Standard Classification of Education ISCED 97
Overview l Update on ISCED l ISCED Questionnaire l Classification issues
Update on ISCED UIS launched the ISCED questionnaire in 2007 ISCED mappings to be published on the web: basis for data collection Survey 2008 The General Conference approved a Resolution for the Revision of ISCED by 2011
Update on ISCED UIS proposed work plan for the revision: 2008 – determination of initial scope of a revision and discussion with partners 2009 – regional and expert consultations, production of a first draft revision 2010 – formal consultation of Member States and validation of final draft 2011 – adoption of revision at UNESCO General Conference
ISCED QUESTIONNAIRE l Launched with Survey 2007 l Countries that have submitted it do not have to send it again in Survey 2008 l Collects detailed information on the educational structure of systems and ISCED l Produce official ISCED mappings in 2008
ISCED QUESTIONNAIRE Only 9 countries have sent it to UIS More detailed information is needed for 7 of them ISCED is a classification of programmes, not Institutions. Thus in order to improve the classification of the region, it is necessary to record the programmes available in the colleges, institutes.
ISCED QUESTIONNAIRE Some cases are: l Technical/vocational colleges l Skills centers l Nursing colleges l Teaching colleges EX: Teaching Colleges may have programmes that can be ISCED 3 or ISCED 4 or ISCED 5; depends on entry requirements, duration, etc.
Classification Issues in the Caribbean l ISCED 4 l Tertiary education l Other issues?
Classification Issues in the Caribbean ISCED 4 l Mix of programmes: A-level; technical/vocational; adult education l Some programmes may qualify for ISCED 5 l Goal is to have the correct classification of the post-secondary education system in the countries
Classification Issues in the Caribbean IN GENERAL l Post-secondary at international level may be different from the national level l Differences between ISCED 4 and ISCED 5B programmes l ISCED 4 needs a better definition and implementation
Classification Issues in the Caribbean Tertiary Education l Programmes not available nationally but in the UWI campus only l Programmes that are split l Distance education (transnational) l Others? l Implications for data collection l Examples: Associate Degrees (ISCED 4 or 5A/5B?)
ISCED Discussion l Do you have a question on any of the issues mentioned? l Are there any other issues that need to be clarified in the ISCED classification? l Are there issues that need to be considered in the classification that are not considered currently?