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International standard of classification of education (ISCED)

Parent terms: Initial training, Education

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A classification system that provides a framework for the comprehensive statistical description of national educational systems and a methodology that translates national educational programmes into internationally comparable levels of education. The basic unit of classification in ISCED is the educational programme. ISCED also classifies programmes by field of study, programme orientation and destination.
Source: UNESCO 1984, Global




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