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This review of vocational education and training (VET) in Ireland is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs.
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The purpose of this activity is to provide policymakers with options for developing systems to recognise non-formal and informal learning; to effectively implement the agenda; and determine under what conditions recognition of non-formal and informal learning can be beneficial for all.
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The opinions expressed and arguments employed herein do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Organisation or of the governments of its member countries.The OECD does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequence of their use.
This report addresses the full range of higher education issues, offers recommendations for action within the framework of the government’s ambitions for the sector and suggests policy approaches to developing required additional sources of funding.
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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Presented at "Taking Fear out of Schools", an International Policy conference co-organised by the OECD, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education and Stavanger University College, (5-8 September 2004, Stavanger, Norway)
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The report describes the system of higher education in Ireland, identifies key aspects of higher education policy, institutional financial management practices, establishing a link between policy and practices in these institutions.