Systems and Procedures of Certification of Qualifications in the Netherlands. National Report. CEDEFOP Panorama. First Edition.Report as inadecuate

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This document presents an overview of the systems and procedures in place for certifying vocational qualifications in the Netherlands. Chapter 1 describes the following components of the Dutch education system: primary and special education; first phase of secondary education; second phase of secondary education; higher education; adult education; training for job seekers; training for people in work; and structure of education and training. Detailed in chapter 2 are the existing procedures for assessment and certification of students at the various educational levels and in the various types of postschool training described in chapter 1. Chapter 3 discusses the following parties with an interest in a qualification structure that has been legitimated by the state and by industry: participants; industry (employers, workers, and labor organizations); provider institutions; providers of initial and continuing education; and funding sources. The following functions of assessment and examination are considered in chapter 4: allocation of training and selection of students, qualification of participants, prognosis (identifying potential dropouts and predicting participants' success in specific programs), monitoring standards, and management and control. Chapter 5 is devoted to quality and standards in vocational education and available instruments of quality control. (MN)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Competence, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Foreign Countries, Job Training, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Prevocational Education, Quality Control, Second Language Instruction, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Jean Monnet House, Bundesallee 22, D-10717 Berlin, Germany (free).

Author: Visser, Karel


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