Now available: Chinese translation of Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Frameworks

29 March 2016

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is pleased to announce the recent Chinese translation of Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Frameworks. This publication addresses the important issue of promoting mutual understanding across countries on how national qualifications frameworks can recognize, validate and accredit non-formal and informal learning.

Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Frameworks (ed. Singh and Duvekot), first published by UIL in 2013, contains twenty-three country-specific reports on the linkages between national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) and recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) practices from all regions of the world. The book analyses the different ways in which countries use their NQFs to support RVA. Some examples discussed in the book demonstrate how explicit outcome-based standards have been developed to accommodate non-formal and informal learning, while others show that recognition of non-formal and informal learning can broaden qualifications to a wider group of users in the domains of work, adult education and the voluntary sector. The book was translated by China Central Radio and TV University in order to make it available to a Chinese-speaking readership.