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This document examines the transferability of distance learning qualifications within the 16 member states of the European Union and 18 Eastern European countries. Chapter 1 explains the document's structure, and chapter 2 presents basic information about the legal background regulating the recognition of academic and vocational qualifications in the European Union. The following programs and networks in Eastern Europe are discussed in chapter 3: the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's European Centre for Higher Education; European Community Course Credit Transfer System; European Network of Information Centres; International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education; and PHARE (originally called Poland and Hungary: Assistance for the Reconstruction of the Economy). The 16 sections in chapter 4 include the following information for each member state of the European Union (Austria, French-speaking Belgium, Dutch-speaking Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom): policies and procedures for recognition of distance education; bilateral or multilateral agreements regarding recognition of training; and useful addresses of sources of specific information about recognition of training in the specific country. Chapter 5 contains comparable information for 17 Eastern European countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, former Yugsolvia Republic of Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The bibliography contains 30 references. Appended is a list of seven directives regarding recognition of professional education and training. (MN)

Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Credits, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Student Certification, Transfer Policy, Vocational Education

Author: Grochtmann, Ulrich; Kraft-Dittmar, Alice; Sander, Martin


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