Recognition of prior learning: policy and practice for skills learned at work: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United States

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Author: Dyson, Chloe; Keating, Jack

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Infocus Programme on Skills, Knowledge and Employability


This study, which was commissioned within the framework of the work on skills recognition and qualifications frameworks in the ILO’s Skills and Employability Department, examines recognition of prior learning (RPL) practices in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South Africa, focusing on the workplace. The study involved literature reviews of RPL policies, practices and outcomes, including country-specific RPL policies, practices and critiques, consultations with RPL policy-makers and practitioners, field visits and interviews. Research questions included: What are the purposes of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Pathways; Quality; Research; Workforce development

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Best practice; Comparative analysis; Workplace learning

Geographic subjects: Oceania; North America; Africa; Australia; Canada; New Zealand; South Africa; United States

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: ILO, 2005

Physical description: xi, 72 p.

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Series: Skills working paper; no. 21

ISBN: 9221170683

Statement of responsibility: Chloe Dyson and Jack Keating

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 83.268

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