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Switzerland
This Education Portal offers an extensive list of vocational training and adult education topics and providers (including commercial ones). Course information can be requested via a web form directly from the provider (in German). In addition, numerous tools for educational advice are offered.

Switzerland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Georgia
The Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN) strives to support the development of relevant lifelong learning system in Georgia, which corresponds to the Georgian reality and local challenges and ensures all citizens equal access to education. The website informs about current projects, activities, cooperation partners and how to become part of the network.

Belgium
These figures are published annually by the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training. They present the current statistical data for all education sectors in Flanders, Belgium. Publications of former years down to 2007-2008 can be found with the help of the search function. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Belgium
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Netherlands
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Turkey; international
The Faculty has 12 departments and hence is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest faculty of education in Turkey (see the list at the end of this abstract). Under "publications", you can find two e-journals published by the faculty, the "Ankara University Journal of Faculty of Educational Sciences" and the "Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences Journal [...]

Europe
The summary report (2013) was compiled on behalf of the European Commission, to assess the learning situation of adults who are excluded from learning situations because of being imprisoned. Important aspects concern the reduction of costs of crime, rehabilitation and employability, improving skills levels. The report also covers EU initiatives as well as focusing on specific [...]

Europe
On its PIAAC information site, the EAEA provides information and links to the PIAAC Survey, to EAEA analyses and comments regaridng the PIAAC Survey results, as well as on reactions to PIAAC of EAEA\'s members and partners. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe
Overview of the European Commission on evidence based educational policy. This site provides a very good starting point to explore the many activites of the EU, like international comparisons and assessments (e.g. PISA, PIAAC or TALIS), resulting strategic frameworks, EU programmes, projects, portals, networks, reports and more. Interesting sub-sites could be "EU policy in the [...]

Europe
From 17/12/2013 to 15/04/2014, the European Commission ran a public consultation on the question of a "European Area of Skills and Qualifications". The aim of the consultation was to find out "on the problems faced by learners and workers with regard to the transparency and recognition of their skills and qualifications when moving within and between EU Member States, on the [...]

Finland
Finnish Education Evaluation Council is in charge of the evaluation of Finnish primary, secondary, vocational and adult education. The information on its English website was last updated in 2012. Under "publications", you can find short English abstracts of the evaluations carried out so far. Furthermore, you can find information on projects run in the different education [...]

Finland
"FINEEC started its operations on 1 May 2014. It was formed by combining the evaluation activities of the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council, the Finnish Education Evaluation Council and the Finnish National Board of Education. (...) [FINEEC] is an independent government agency responsible for the evaluation of education [in Finland]". The website is divided into the [...]

Greece
EL.STAT offers data on following educational topics: school, vocational education and training, higher education and (non-formal) adult education.

Greece
HAEA was founded in 2004 and has today around 800 members. Beside organizing and planning of international conferences and programs, HAEA publishes the scientific journal \'Adult Education\'. More information towards this and other activities of the association are provided at their homepage in Greek.

Northern Europe
Nordic network for adult learning (NVL) is a project initiated and financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and administrated by Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning. NVL is a meeting place for Nordic adult learning, supports Nordic co-operation, disseminates experiences and innovations, highlights Nordic expertise, creates new co-operation models. The objectives of [...]

Sweden
The education authority Skolverket ist responsible for the official statistics on preschool education, school education, adult education, education expenditure and Swedish education abroad. A comprehensive data collection is available.

India
The Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA) established in 1939 works in the field of adult education, non-formal education and lifelong learning through dissemination of information, research and evaluation. It supports more than 500 nationwide organizations by bringing them together in conferences, seminars, workshops and discussion groups. The IAEA regular publishes and [...]

India
The section ´´Education´´ provided by the National Portal of India is organized by the topics elementary, secondary and higher secondary, higher and adult education. After your selection of interest you can find relevant links and short descriptions of websites from related educational institutions or about related educational informations. You can as well find a quick [...]

Austria
The Austrian Archives for Adult Education manages the historical legacy of the Austrian adult education centres. It preserves the materials, documents and business records that have been handed down throughout the history of the Austrian Adult Education Centres, their forerunners and umbrella organisations. Therefore, it makes a contribution to the memory and self-reflective [...]

Austria
The IBE was founded in the year 1980 as a non-profit assoication by the worker representiative organization, unions, companies and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The intention of this foundation was to establish a research institut which does education research from employee´s perspective. So the basis for present academic work was laid - the exploration of the labour [...]

United States
SENG is one of the most well-known and probably also one of the oldest (starting in 1981) organisations in the USA dealing with giftedness among children and adults. Whereas, according to SENG, other organisations and institutions rather focus on the intellectual needs of gifted people, SENG draws its attention to their social and emotional needs. The website provides [...]

Ireland
"Gifted and Talented Network Ireland is the national association in Ireland advocating for the educational needs of gifted children and supporting parents of gifted children. GT Network is a network of Gifted Advocacy Groups in Ireland." Among others, the network advocates for "specific Initial Teacher Education in the needs of gifted children" and for "the inclusion of the [...]

Ireland; international; New Zealand; Scotland; Australia; Africa; Asia; United Kingdom
Founded in 1969, AONTAS\' aim is to do research on and promote adult education in Irland. AONTAS is affiliated to the European Association for the Education of Adults. Since its beginnings, a focus of AONTAS work is on adult literacy. Based on a woking group on this topic, AONTAS decided to found the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in 1976. Since the 1980s, women [...]

Europe
ESREA promotes and disseminates theorectial and empirical research on the education of adults and adult learning in Europe through research networks, conferences and publications. Active members come from most part of Europe. The secretariat of ESREA is located at the department of behavioural sciences and learning at Linköping University in Sweden. ESREA is in legal terms a [...]

Europe
The European Prison Education Association is an organisation made up of prison educators, administrators, governors, researchers and other professionals whose interests lie in promoting and developing education and related activities in prisons throughout Europe in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe. EPEA is recognised by the Council of Europe as a [...]

Sweden
Skolinspektionen (Swedish Schools Inspectorate) supervises schools in Sweden from pre-school to adult eduation. It verifies that the municipality or the independent school complies with the laws and regulations and monitors its quality and results. The website contains information for schools as well as for parents. Reduced information is available in several foreign languages.

Ecuador
The objectives of the Ministry of Education of Ecuador are to ensure both the access to and the quality of early education, basic education and secondary education for the population. This is persued by an integral, holistic and inclusive education of children, the youth and adults, whereas interculturality, plurinationality and plurilingualism are taken into account. [...]

Costa Rica
The Foundation Omar Dengo is a private non-profit institution which manages and executes national and regional projects in the fields of human development, educational innovation and new technologies since 1987. Its different projects are adressed to Costa Rican children, youth, students, educators, professionals and adults.

United Kingdom
Compilation of statistical releases on children, education and skills.

Europe
GINCO aims to create a European wide network of adult education organisations actually running Grundtvig courses or willing to do so in the future. The aim of the network is to share expertise, to create and share useful material and to enhance communication and cooperation in order to improve the quality of Grundtvig courses, to enlarge the scope of provision and to improve [...]

Austria; Bulgaria; Croatia; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Europe; Czech Republic; Russian Federation
The website provides short reports in English about the situation of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning for each of the member countries of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). The reports are structured as follows: Introduction Overview Politics and Law Future trends/key concerns/directions Structure overview Key Providers/Main [...]

Italy
The Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL) is the professional association of schools, institutions and experts in the field of teaching Italian as a foreign language. The association\'s main office is located in Florence, Italy. The AIL initiated the first diploma of modern Italian which effectively tests the language abilities of the candidates. The AIL organizes preparation [...]

Burundi
This 2008 published report of the Burundian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research describes the programs and activities of governmental and nongovernmentale organisations and institutions, esp. the mesures from the National Centre of Alphabetisation (CNA) of Burundi, towards the massive problem in Burundian education system: the alphabetisation. Additionaly, [...]

New Zealand
“Literacy Aotearoa“ is an organisation dedicated to promoting and monitoring developments in adult literacy and numeracy skills. “Aotearoa“ means “New Zealand” in Māori, the official national language next to English. The organisation endorses a holistic approach to literacy, encompassing basic educational skills in reading and writing, numeracy, cultural [...]

Europe
The system is a support mechanism for both the Education and Training 2010 work programme and its successor, the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training. The website offers relevant, up-to-date, easily accessible and comparable information on national policy initiatives and practices in prioritised areas in the field of Education and Training [...]

Liberia
Development Education Network-Liberia (DEN-L) is a local non-governmental, non-partisan, secular and non-profit-making organization established for facilitating programmes that promote quality human development, responsible and responsive leadership, and an empowered followship that appreciates its gender differentness and is aware of its civic obligations and rights. DEN-L [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
The Education and Training Inspectorate provides inspection services for a number of organisations. These include the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Employment and Learning, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland. All Inspection Reports published by the [...]

Estonia
The statistical office of Estonia offers statistics on the central areas of education.

Denmark; Sweden; Finland; Norway; Iceland; Greenland; Faroe Islands; Northern Europe
Nordic inter-governmental co-operation on research and education is headed up by the education and research ministers, who make up the MR-U. The role of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Education and Research is to help ensure that the Nordic Region retains a leading position as a knowledge and skills region. Nordic co-operation involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway [...]

Austria
The Austrian Federal Institute for Adult Education (bifeb) is part of the Ministry of Education, Art and Culture and is dedicated to the principles of lifelong learning and the equal access to education. The close national and international cooperation with affiliate organisations of adult education and other research institutions ensures the professionalisation of continuing [...]

Austria
The Austrian Institute for Adult Education is a research and development organisation and a consulting agency focusing on adult education and lifelong learning. The focuses of its activities include: regionalisation of education (learning regions); general aspects of adult education such as environmental education, political education, health education, etc.; developing [...]

Hungary
The main tasks of the institute are research and development of vocational and adult education. Further more, it offers information services, publications, statistical data, further education of teachers and trainers, organisation and preparation of vocational examinations and the financing of projects.

Slovenia
The categorie "Education" of the state portal of the Republic of Slovenia contains descriptions of the Slovenian education system. There are brief descriptions and links of primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as of student exchanges, of international schools, acknowledgement of university diplomas and adult education in Slovenia.

Lithuania
The Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE), in cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign adult educators and institutions, is gathering individuals and representatives of various organisations for the purpose to promote an approach of life long learning within the society and the development of opportunities for continuing education.

Austria
The offers of the Internet portal erwachsenenbildung.at are amongst others a search in and after libraries, journals, data bases and online literature concerning adult education, information about promotion possibilities, links to job fairs and publications of the bm:ukk. Shortly (state: 12.2010), this offer is extended by a database unique in Austria which provides different [...]

Latvia
Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation which unites adult education providers in Latvia – both individuals and organisations. LAEA was founded on December 14, 1993 with support from Latvia\'s Ministry of Education and Science and the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association. The aim [...]

Estonia
The Estonian Non-formal Adult Education Association (ENAEA) is a non-governmental, national umbrella organisation in the non-formal adult education field associating education-orientated NGOs (69 member organisations in 2007). The mission of the Estonian Non-formal Adult Education Association as a civic association and nation-wide organization connecting educationally [...]

Finland
Kansalaisopistojen liitto KoL - Medborgarinstituternas förbund MiF ry acts as an umbrella organisation for 207 adult education centres in Finland. It represents the associations in negotiations with decision-makers in order to improve facilities for adult education and learning. KoL also carries out training programmes and projects for the staff of adult education [...]

France
"Since its first edition in 1991, the State of Education reports on key indicators to analyse [the French] education system and assess the impact of policies implemented. Structured around the means used, conditions of schooling and pupil and student results, the publication highlights main developments and provides international comparisons." The issues [...]

Switzerland
According to their respective responsibilities both central government and the cantons provide for high quality and permeability in Swiss education. To fulfil this task the Swiss education system is monitored and checked on a regular basis. In December 2006 the first education report was published that contained edited data and information from statistics, research and [...]

United States
The Condition of Education is published annually since 1989 and summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents more than 40 indicators on the status and condition of education. Special analyses are conducted for each year focusing on a specific topic. The report covers all areas of education with special emphasis [...]

Kyrgyzstan
This report is prepared by the Kyrgyz ministry of education in 2008 in the framework of implementation of international obligations of the Kyrgyz Republic on realization of the Global Programmes such as “Education for All” and “Millennium Development Goals”, the UN Literacy Decade, UN Decade on Education for sustainable development. The report is also based on the [...]

Tajikistan
The report from 2008 was published by the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association, the National Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan for UNESCO and the Adult Education Association of Tajikistan. Starting from the finding of high unemployment in Tadjikistan, the report presents polictical measures focusing on adult education and [...]

Moldova
The mission of Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA is to promote the principles of the open society, supporting individuals and organizations interested in continuous learning and development, in order to achieve a better personal and professional performance and to facilitate their integration into a society in transition. In order to accomplish that, the Center is offering [...]

Luxemburg
The statistical office of Luxemburg offers statistics on the main education areas.

Togo
The CEC (or the Cultural Cross-way for international exchanges) is an organisation which has the aim to organisate exchanges with people from Togo with those both at home and abroad. Those exchanges shell show people how different living can be. Further more you will find several functions the organisation deals with. Such as further education for nonworkers in category groups [...]

Romania
IREA was established as a Rumanian pedagogic research institute in the field of adult and continuing education, aiming to provide scientific and methodological support for all adult education institutions in Romania and to strengthen the link between the academics and practitioners in adult learning area. Its main purpose is to conduct research and to publish materials [...]

Sweden
The website offers a concise overview of the Swedish education system with brief information about: pre-school, childcare for schoolchildren, compulsory school, non-compulsory schooling, folk high schools (independent adult education colleges), higher vocational education, universities and university colleges. In addition, there is a presentation of the education system with [...]

Korea, Democratic People's Republic
The site provides extensive information about North Korea, based on studies of the Library of Congress dating from the 1990s. The description of the education system contains the followings chapters: the theme and method of education, primary and secondary schools, social education, higher education and education for adults.

international
First published as a CD-ROM in 1996, the database World Data on Education has regularly been improved and expanded using the information included in the National Reports on the Development of Education, supplemented with data from other sources. Five editions (out of print) have been produced until 2003. The sixth edition 2006/07 (out of print) contains detailed and [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales
In 2016, the ‘National Institute of Adult Continuing Education’ (NIACE) and the ‘Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion’ (CESI) formed the new \'Learning and Work Institute\'. This policy and research organisation is dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. Thematical areas include \'Life and Society\', \'Work and Careers\', \'Improving the [...]

Romania
This national contact point in Rumania provides and disseminates information and documentation on the EU programme for Lifelong Learning (2007-2013).

Luxemburg
The national agency provides counselling, information and networking activities for Luxembourg for educational programmes within the EU Lifelong Learning programme, i,.e. Comenius, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci.

Slovak Republic
The National Agency is responsible for implementation of the Lifelong Learning Programme in Slovakia. The programme aims to support Member States' policies on lifelong learning, education and vocational education and training.

Bulgaria
The national agency and contact point for programmes and projects conducted within the EU programme for Liflong Learning (2007-2013) in Bulgaria . It supports networking activities at home and abroad, including EUROPASS and EUROGUIDANCE activities

Denmark
Cirius is a national agency responsible for Danish cooperation in the area of EU education programmes, such as the programme for lifelong learning. It supports networking activities, and provides consultation and information services, e.g. for students from abroad, regarding grants and the recognition of qualifications.

Estonia
This national agency was founded to support projects within the EU education programme for lifelong learning (2007-2013), providing counselling and information for networking activities.

Finland
National agency for coordinating information and advice regarding projects within the EU programme for Lifelong Lerning (2007-2013). The English language website also provides information for young people interested in exchange programmes and studying in Finland.

Latvia
State Education Development Agency (VIAA) has been established in order to implement national policy in the area of initial and further education, undertake the implementation and monitoring of projects financed by EU Structural Funds, as well as provide for the administration of EU Programmes and other financial instruments, projects and initiatives. VIAA functions as an [...]

Belgium
The distance learning portal by the French language community in Belgium is open to anyone interested in professional or social qualification. Learners can enrol for the courses that are conceptually designed, pedagogically supervised and co-ordinated by the EAD, which also hands out materials and monitors exams.

Francophone Countries
The platform provides information regarding distance learning, including references, conference announcements, for francophone users all over the world.

Trinidad and Tobago
The website offers general information about the education system, a school directory and special sections for teachers, parents and pupils.

Grenada
The website of the ministry offers a school directory, information about programmes and projects and ministerial functions as well as documents for download.

United Kingdom
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) was created by the merger of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). Education-related policy areas of the department are further education and skills and higher education.

United Kingdom
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is the UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education. Ever since it was founded in 1903, in order to support the educational needs of working men and women, the WEA has maintained its commitment to provide access to education and learning for adults from all backgrounds, and in particular those who have previously missed out on [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales
The Association of Colleges was created in 1996 as the single voice to promote the interests of further education colleges in England and Wales. The Association provides a broad range of services to its subscribers. It represents their interests locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Japan
This short bibliography is an excerpt from the database of the "Specialized Information Network International Relations and Area Studies" (FIV-IBLK).

Japan
Japanese lifelong learning programmes for adults, despite their accomplishments and admirable objectives, require some significant improvements to fully realize their goals. This essay provides an overview of the principal features and problems of the Japanese system of lifelong learning for adults.

Japan
The "Japan Handbuch" offers a extensive introduction to Japan. All fields, from applied geography to culture, are covered. The first 109 pages are assigned to the field of education.

Palau; Micronesia
Palau Community College is a post-secondary vocational/ academic institution serving all of Micronesia.

Bermuda
This text provides an overview of the public and private education system, early childhood education in Bermuda and the possibilities to study abroad.

Andorra
This site provides an overview of the education system and its institutions.

Belgium
This site offers a database for practical further training courses in Belgium. You can search for examples of training and vocational programmes, continuing education and language courses, as well as companies or educational institutions. Additionally, in the sector "bibliothèque", there are selected literary abstracts available.

Europe
European InfoNet Adult Education is a European network in the frame of the Lifelong Learning Programme / Grundtvig Network. It is an agency providing information about current developments in adult education from European countries and the EU level. InfoNet provides a comprehensive, constantly growing database, a thematic information letter, has a network of around 25 [...]

Denmark
The Danish Friskole is a part of the independent school tradition which - with common roots in N.F.S. Grundtvig's og Christen Kold's concepts of schooling - also include among others the folkehøjskoler (folk high schools) and efterskoler (continuation schools). The object of the association is: to strengthen and promote fellowship and cooperation among the Danish friskoler; [...]

Denmark
The Danish Adult Education Association is an organisation which promotes nonformal adult education through collaboration, information and development. DAEA represents 32 member organisations. Adult education in Denmark consists of a broad variety of programmes and institutions, both in the formal and in informal sector. Most of them are partly financed by the state or the [...]

Denmark
Introduction to the Danish adult vocational training programmes.

Denmark
In the category "Education in Denmark", a brief overview of the Danish education system as well as a more detailled version, an explanation of Danish degrees as well as a listing of Danish higher education institutes can be read both in Danish and in English.

Denmark
The first Folk High School was founded in Rødding, Denmark, in 1844, on the initiative of Kristen Kold who was inspired by the educational thinking of N.F.S. Grundtvig. Grundtvig identified a growing democratic need in society of enlightening the often both uneducated and poor peasantry. This social group had neither the time nor the money to enroll at a university and needed [...]

Denmark
Guide to more than 2.000 education programmes and jobs in Denmark. You will find special sub-sites for youth education, higher education, adult education and infirmation for parents.

Denmark
The Study in Denmark pages will assist you if you are a student wanting to study in Denmark. If your family is moving to Denmark to work and one or more of you would like to study. If you are looking for further education opportunities in Denmark. If you are interested in learning Danish and learning about Danish culture.

Denmark
Teaching aids and information for teachers, pupils and parents.

Bulgaria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Turkey
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

international
In July 2006 the former UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) founded in Hamburg in 1951-52 has changed its name and is now the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The previous name was too unspecific and did not accurately reflect the Institute's long-standing focus on adult learning as well as out-of-school and non-formal education in the perspective of lifelong [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Denmark; Germany; England; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Northern Ireland; Norway; Austria; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Scotland; Sweden; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Czech Republic; Turkey; Hungary; United Kingdom; Wales; Cyprus; Europe
The information network on education in Europe, Eurydice has since 1980 been one of the strategic mechanisms established by the European Commission and Member States to boost cooperation, by improving understanding of systems and policies. Eurydice is an institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on [...]

international
UNESCO's Asia and Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) is a regional co-operative programme designed to promote basic education for all in the Asia and Pacific region. This website serves as a portal to the programme themes of APPEAL, e.g. eradication of illiteracy and early education care. Originally launched in 1987 to focus mainly on non-formal adult education, [...]

Australia
"U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages retired people to take part in lifelong learning activities for pleasure. U3As allow people to study in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded." The U3A Network Victoria represents its 65 member U3As and aims to promote the U3A [...]

Australia
The National Education Directory of Australia (NEDA) is Australia's largest education portal. It allows to search for schools, universities, Tafe, colleges, and further educational institutions across Australia. Apart from education providers, the directory includes providers of student exchanges, student accomodation and recreational courses.

Australia
"The Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium ( ALNARC) represents a national collaboration between five university- based research centres. The consortium's activities include research conversations, documentation of research projects, sponsoring practitioner researchers to investigate their own practice, and collaboration with state literacy and numeracy [...]

Australia
"The Australian adult literacy website by the Department of Education, Science and Training contains key information about Australian adult literacy activity and links to a range of additional programme, professional development, resource, and research sites."

Australia
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) is the national coordinating body for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Its objectives are to represent and support the interests of its members, to ensure access to English language instruction for speakers of other languages and to promote study, research and development of TESOL at state, national [...]

Australia
ACPET is the Australian Council for Private Education and Training - the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for Australian and international students, including: higher education, vocational education and training, English language courses, senior secondary studies, foundation studies.

Australia
The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) supports adult literacy promotion. It thus provides a forum offering an opportunity for practical exchange, and the Council also supports research on adult literacy promotion. The ACAL website features a newsletter, the so-called Literacy Link, as well as the ACAL eNews, an electronic newsletter readers can subscribe to (back [...]

Australia
Adult Learning Australia (ALA) is the national peak body representing organisations and individuals in the adult learning field. Its activities include advocacy at the national level for greater attention to adult learning, both in policy and funding terms as well as relevant research. Its website offers information on ALA and access to its research papers and reports as well [...]

Australia
The website of the Department of Education and Training of New South Wales provides information about the department itself, its policies, services and programmes. It also provides access to information on public schools in NSW, TAFE (technical and further education) colleges, training and industry, adult education as well as to statistical data and reports.

Liechtenstein
The purpose of the foundation is the coordination, promotion and financial planning of adult education in Liechtenstein. The website offers a course database, an overview of course organisers and links to other institutions and organisations in adult education.

Liechtenstein
The website of the Educational Programme of the European Union SOKRATES for Liechtenstein contains adress lists, deadlines, forms and the description of the programmes and projects ARION, COMENIUS, ERASMUS, EURYDICE, GRUNDTVIG, LINGUA and MINERVA.

United Kingdom; England
These resources were developed over the period 2001 to 2010, to support the national Skills for Life Strategy and other Skills for Life developments. The documents and other resources were held on the Readwriteplus website which has now been closed. The Skills for Life initiative aims to improve the literacy, language and numeracy skills of adults.

Belgium
This regional dossier, prepared by Mercator-Education the European Network for Regional or Minority Languages and Education, aims at providing concise descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education, in this case the German language in education in Belgium. It comprises information on features of the educational system, recent [...]

Malta
The Employment and Training Corporation is Malta\'s Public Employment Service. Its objectives are to help employees to find suitable employment and to assist employers to find suitable employees. For this purpose a nation-wide computerised job seekers\' database is in use. The ETC provides vocational guidance and training service to clients seeking new jobs and to clients [...]

Malta
The FES is conceived as a mechanism that enables the Education Division at the Ministry of Education to provide, among others, a range of innovative educational initiatives in the field of literacy support. It develops and manages educational programmes: the Hilti Programme ( family literacy clubs, named Hilti Clubs, are aimed at students in the early primary years and their [...]

China
This list of links compiled by China Internet Information Center leads to full texts on the development of adult education in China and current developments in this educational sector. A new trend is an increasing demand for continuing education among workers. A growing market of continuing education institutions meets these requirements with tailor- made offers.

Ecuador
"At a glance: Ecuador" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ghana
"At a glance: Ghana" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Guatemala
"At a glance: Guatemala" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Kenya
"At a glance: Kenya" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Eritrea
"At a glance: Eritrea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

India
"At a glance: India" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Iran
"At a glance: Iran" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Jamaica
"At a glance: Jamaica" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kuwait
"At a glance: Kuwait" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Argentina
"At a glance: Argentina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Chile
"At a glance: Chile" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Colombia
"At a glance: Colombia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Australia
"At a glance: Australia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data on primary school attendance , adult literacy and topics other [...]

Brazil
"At a glance: Brazil" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bolivia
"At a glance: Bolivia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bulgaria
The website offers data tables on: kindergartens (pre-primary education), basic and secondary education, higher education, vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTS), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges, continuing vocational training, adult education, educational expenditures and general data on education. In addition, there is a list of publications [...]

Cuba
"At a glance: Cuba" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Ethiopia
"At a glance: Ethiopia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Armenia
"At a glance: Armenia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Azerbaijan
"At a glance: Azerbaijan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Belarus
"At a glance: Belarus" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
"At a glance: Bosnia and Herzegovina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Bulgaria
"At a glance: Bulgaria" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Croatia
"At a glance: Croatia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Cape Verde
"At a glance: Cape Verde" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Georgia
"At a glance: Georgia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kazakhstan
"At a glance: Kazakhstan " provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Korea, Democratic People's Republic
"At a glance: Democratic Republic of Korea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school [...]

Kyrgyzstan
"At a glance: Kyrgyzstan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Latvia
"At a glance: Latvia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Lithuania
"At a glance: Lithuania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Moldova
"At a glance: Moldova" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Mongolia
"At a glance: Mongolia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Djibouti
"At a glance: Djibouti" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Romania
"At a glance: Romania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Russian Federation
"At a glance: Russian Federation" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Serbia
"At a glance: Serbia and Montenegro" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Mozambique
"At a glance: Mozambique" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Tajikistan
"At a glance: Tajikistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic
"At a glance: Macedonia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Turkmenistan
"At a glance: Turkmenistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ukraine
"At a glance: Ukraine" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Uzebekistan
"At a glance: Uzbekistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Austria
eduVista is a meta-search engine across up to 40 databases in the field of adult education. The sources for searching are the regional education databases of the 8 Austrian states and the event calendars of the participating organisations of the Austria´s adult education conference. The searching results contain contributions from different forms of education, namely: [...]

Albania
"At a glance: Albania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Austria
This site, provided by the ministry of education, offers information and links to the education system in Austria. It is divided into the following topical fields: schools, universtities and other tertiary educational institutions, career start and further education after finishing one´s degree, vocations, adult education, institutions and law, studying abroad. The site ends [...]

Austria
The FORUM environmental education is an agency of innovation and projects of the austrian federal ministry of education and the ministry of agriculture. The FORUM aims at education in sustainable development for the primary target groups inside the community of teachers and for the multipliers in adult education and the (continuing) education of teachers as well as at [...]

Austria
This education portal, published by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture offers access to federal and regional institutions of adult education, to consultation und information services, to the topics of continuation of education, women´s education and distance learning, to (online-) publications, an excerpt from the law on supporting adult education, [...]

India
The organisation was founded in 1985 with the aim of offering high quality higher education to a broad spectre of people particularly in remote areas. It has meanwhile established a comprehensive network of programmes and sub-divisions all over the country. The homepage provides numerous links relating to the Ministry of Human Resources, the Distance Education Council, [...]

Commonwealth; British Virgin Islands
"COU provides adult continuing education. It was developed to meet the needs of adults by offering non-resident degree and other programs on an international basis. Commonwealth Open University is an international institution registered and established in the British Virgin Islands (U.K.) and a member of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth".

India
ILP is a non-profit organisation founded by Indians resident in the USA. It takes a holistic approach towards education by promoting basic reading skills, offering vocational training, teacher training courses, and securing school buildings. The organisation works with volunteers, it depends on donations from private persons and companies and cooperates with UNICEF. The home [...]

Barbados
The college offers study programmes and courses on academic and vocational levels for a variety of subjects.

international
INRULED is a professional resource centre and commits itself to promoting international research and development of methods and techniques of rural education. It awards fellowhip grants and various training-workshops, regional meetings of chosen topics related to rural education and rural development are provided. The homepage gives access to information about these [...]

Lithuania
The English version of the web site of the Lithuanian Ministry of Education provides an overview of the educational system, educational legislation, vocational training, higher and adult education, a link list of texts on educational reform (pdf and doc-files), statistical data (mainly enrollment) and general information about the country and its history. [ The version in [...]

international
Worldwide references to IBE and UNESCO documents and publications, journal titles and articles, reports, books published since 1971, on the organization and development of education (policies, reforms, etc.), educational innovations, curriculum and content of education, literacy; documents of the International Conference on Education. The database also includes references to [...]

India
The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institute involved in developing programmes and material to create awareness about the environment. Established in 1984, the Centre is supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and associated with Nehru Foundation for Development. CEE's primary objective is to improve public awareness and [...]

Cyprus
This Wiki presents structured information on 38 education systems in Europe, in this particular case a chart illustrating the organisation of education in Cyprus.

Caribbean
This organization holds workshops, publishes and works with universities to improve adult education in the region. In order to come to information about the activities from the empty homepage, one must click the links at the end of the page.

international
At this site one finds online courses, accredited degree programs, certificates, professional continuing education and learning resources in 241 subject areas offered by educational institutions, companies and individuals from all over the world. World Wide Learn allows to find hundreds of online degrees, courses, training, tutorials, workshops and other educational resources [...]

Malta
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

international
The federation encompasses all institutions of labour unions, the workers' movement and Social Democratic Parties worldwide which provide education for workers. The web site shows information about activities and objectives of the federation - the link "affiliations" offers a link list of the national member organizations.

Latvia
The Latvian Adult Education Association is a non-governmental, non- profit organisation, unifying providers of adult education in Latvia - both individuals and organizations. The website of the LAEA provides information on aims, structure, purposes and principles of the Association, its training offers and projects.

Spain
This web site provides online-courses in Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physiks and Chemistry, Biology and Geology, Geography and History, English.

France
Within the framework of the national education of France, the "Greta" are in charge of adult education in most of the professions. Gretas are a group of local institutions which organize and perform further education courses for adults with respective final examinations and diploma. The website provides information about where one can take courses in which professions, who are [...]

Europe
PLOTEUS aims to help pupils and students, job seekers, workers, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers to find out information about studying in Europe. The portal was set up in order to respond to the conclusions of the Lisbon and Stockholm European Councils ( March 2000 and March 2001), which invited the European Commission and Member States to create a Euro pe-wide [...]

Wales; United Kingdom
!The Welsh Assembly Government wants Wales to be a learning country, where high quality lifelong learning helps people to reach their goals. Lifelong learning creates better opportunities, empowers communities and helps to provi de the jobs and skills that people need. Lifelong learning will help to bring a bright and sustainable future to the people of Wales. The Welsh [...]

Italy
This regional dossier, prepared by Mercator-Education the European Network for Regional or Minority Languages and Education, aims at providing concise descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education, in this case the German language in education in South Tyrol (Italy). It comprises information on features of the educational system, [...]

Ireland
Oscail is the National Distance Education Centre of Ireland, established in 1982 on the campus of Dublin City University. Information on course programmes (also E-learning) and on registration.

Finland
KVS Foundation, was founded in 1874. It is the oldest adult education organisation in Finlan. Publications e.g.: the Adult Education Yearbook; The Finnish quarterly Aikuiskasvatus (Adult Education); LLinE - Lifelong Learning in Europe, published in English (here link to archived volumes since 2000 [index only]).

Finland
The official Finnish statistics agency provides statistics on all sectors of education in Finland. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Ireland
Daycourses.com, is a one-stop shop operated by Learning Ireland - a Dublin-based educational publishing company. The guide incorporates The National Education Database with currently 22,000 courses ( education option at night) listed in the database. Wide range of information on education and lifelong learning.

Ireland
Age Action Ireland is a network of organisations and individuals concerned with ageing and older people. Activities include an information service and library, career support and training, Life-long learning through the university of the third age, pilot projects, seminars, research and championing the rights of older people. Publications can be ordered free of charge.

Ireland
The VEC is involved in education provision for second level, further education, vocational training, adult education, outdoor education and special education for early school leavers. Broad range of information on the activities of VEC, on schools, courses in adult education, sports, arts and culture, cross-border, European and international projects.

Canada
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network is the national hub for research, information and knowledge exchange, increasing literacies and essential skills across Canada. CLLN, a non-profit charitable organization, represents literacy coalitions, organizations and individuals in every province and territory in Canada. The project is funded by the Government of Canada´s Office of [...]

Ireland
CDVEC is the local education authority for Dublin City and its inner suburbs. It provides a wide range of opportunities for the younger generation of Dubliners, and its life-long education programme offers to adults in all age groups career- improvement, leisure, and self-development courses. Access to a course database, the CDVEC Newsletter ( in extracts online), information [...]

Ireland
CDU was established in 1972 by Trinity College, Dublin, the Department of Education and the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. The CDU is a curriculum research and development institute, which over the years has initiated a variety of activities in areas such as alternative courses at junior cycle, vocational preparation courses at senior cycle . Programmes of [...]

Iceland
The institute is situated in the University of Iceland. It offers a variety of courses from vocational courses, personal development to general interest courses in languages, literature, philosophy, the Icelandic sagas, geography and history among others. Thus the institute works actively in improving the educational level for adults. Access to detailed course information.

Asia; Pacific Rim; Oceania
The Bureau's mission is to build and strengthen an Asia-Pacific movement dedicated to advancing equitable access to relevant, quality and empowering education and learning opportunities for all; it is committed to enhancing the role and contribution of adult education and learning in promoting these aims. The website provides information about the respective programs, [...]

Argentina
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Chile
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Panama
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Honduras
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

France
This regional dossier, prepared by Mercator-Education the European Network for Regional or Minority Languages and Education, aims at providing concise descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education, in this case the German language in education in Alsace, France. It comprises information on features of the educational system, recent [...]

international; Europe
The present paper (pdf-file 96 pages) aims to review open and distance learning in the context of present challenges and opportunities and identify UNESCO's initiatives in this area.

Norway
NADE was established in 1968. Since then the organisation has played an active role in the development of distance education in Norway. It is a consultative and cooperating body for the Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs. Information on objectives, international contacts and distance education in Norway. Links to member institutions. There is only one page with [...]

Cuba
The web site of the Ministry of Education of Cuba (URL: http://www.cubaeduca.rimed.cu or http://www.cubagob.cu/des_soc/mined/mined.htm) doesn`t exist at the moment (stand: September 2011). This website provides a description of the activities of the Ministry.

international; Ireland; Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Department has a focus on adult and community education as well as lifelong learning. It publishes the MACE Publications (Maynooth Adult and Community Education) and participates in the following projects: - DIALOGUE (bridging the gap between academic research on University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) and the professional practice around adult teaching, learning and [...]

Europe
The European Association for the Education of Adults is an association of non-governmental organisations actively involved in the development of adult education throughout Europe. The association is made up of more than 100 organisations in 34 countries (as of September 2005) . Die EAEA closely co-operates with UNESCO and the European Commission. Links on the homepage lead to [...]

Denmark
The action plan 'Better Education' published by the Danish government in 2002, should strengthen the proficiency and competence level in upper secondary education, in higher education and in adult and further education and continuing training. Access to the whole publication without or with illustration, the publication as PDF- file and to the table of contents.

Australia
Information on all aspects of adult and community education provided by the Australian government.

Canada
The mission of CAUCE is to enlarge the scope and quality of educational opportunities for adults at university level by enhancing the stature and expertise of those institutions and individuals devoted to providing those opportunities. A member directory with addresses and links is available. Access to information on research projects which have been funded (with links to [...]

Switzerland
This site is a link list of important websites for the purpose of procuring of information (libraries, information centres, education servers etc.) für education and instruction. The focus is on vocational and secondary education. Meanwhile, the WWW provides a wealth of institutions and information abouth this branch of knowledge. Here, one finds a variety of international, [...]

Denmark
This sub-site to the Danish education guide offers extensive information on adult education and training in Denmark. It gives you access to general descriptions of education programmes, single subject programmes, etc. and information on the actual courses: time, price and place. On the information page about Vidar additional links and information on Danish adult education.

Ireland
The Citizens Information website is an Irish e-government initiative providing information fur use by the general public. Under the topic \'education\' information on all levels of the Irish education system is given in abstracts, summaries and commented links. Print versions of full-text documents exist.

Ireland
NALA is a membership organization, concerned with national co- ordination, training and policy development in adult literacy work in Ireland. Current and closed research projects are presented as well as the strategic plan, training programmes, national and European projects. A broad range of publication is avalaible for free download. A Resource Center to different topics of [...]

Ireland
The Education Service of Léargas works throughout the education sector in Ireland to promote, develop and reinforce the European and international dimensions of education. They are managing the adult education and school-related actions of the EU Socrates programme, COMENIUS, GRUNDTVIG, as well as bilateral and exchange programmes. On the website information on the projects [...]

Ireland
The Clare Family Learning Project a programme funded by the Adult Education Board of Clare and other educational institutes. The aim of the project is to provide family learning courses which support the educational needs of families who are marginalized from the education and employment sectors by the double disadvantages of low income and low educational achievement. On the [...]

United Kingdom
A web site for the encouragement, promotion and development of lifelong learning. Lifelong Learning is supported by the Access to Learning for Adults Division of the Department for Education and Skills. It contains links to projects, initiatives as well as information on more than 10 key learning themes. There is also information on financing lifelong learning.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
Education Programmes on BBC Northern Ireland plus online ressources for primary education (resources for the 3-11 age group as well as other BBC websites suitable for pre-school), secondary education ( resources for the 11-16 age group) and adult education. An archive is kept. Link list to educational sites and library boards.

Finland
Founded in 1969, FAEA is an umbrella organisation for liberal adult education in Finland. Its member organisations are the Association of Adult Education Centres, the Finnish Folk High School Association, eleven liberal organisations working in the field of adult education which maintain Finland\'s eleven study circle centres, the KVS foundation and the Swedish-speaking [...]

Denmark
Education statistics of the Danish statistical office with a comprehensive collection of data tables on all education areas.

United States
CAEL is a non-profit organization committed to providing better access to education for adults through partnerships with business, government, labour and higher education. Focusing on lifelong learning CAEL offers services and information on national and international adult learning and research in adult education on its website. Publications as 'CAEL News & Forum', books and [...]

Finland
The Arla Institute is a vocational training and development centre focused on vocational rehabilitation and training for visually impaired and deafblind people. (Virtual) studies, courses and projects are presented on the website. Articles are available in HTML format. A comprehensive linklist to Finnish Special Education sites.

United States
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education is committed to providing innovative approaches to improving the practice of career and technical education at local, state, and national levels leading to improved student achievement. The homepage offers information about the centre\'s structure, work and partners, its programmes, projects and publications. The [...]

Canada
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of all educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training (colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Australia; international
VOCED is the UNESCO/NCVER research database for technical and vocational education and training, an international database of research abstracts, in English (produced by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Adelaide). The database has extensive coverage of Australian material and includes a wide range of key international information. Each entry [...]

Hungary
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of all educational institutions in the school and higher education, ( also colleges for specific professions) sector which accept international students. Some language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Iceland
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training ( colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Italy
The website provides link lists and addresses of educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed.

Malta
The website provides link lists and addresses of educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed.

Norway
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of all educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training (colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Poland
The homepage provides addresses of all educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training (colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Netherlands
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of all educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training (colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Several international secondary schools are presented, too. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the [...]

Denmark
The homepage provides link lists of all educational institutions in the s higher education, professional training and adult education sector ( also colleges for specific professions)which accept international students. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Ireland
Summary of education statistics for Ireland 1998-2000, featuring figures from first to third level education and for teachers.

Ireland
FETAC is a single statutory awarding body for further education and training. Its key acitivities are to make, to determine and to promote awards. Standards for awards will be determined by FETAC in partnership with education, training and industry. The homepage informs about FETAC, provides a list of more than 200 certificates and their meanings, a newsletter, links to [...]

Estonia
The Association of Estonian Adult Educators (AEAE) ANDRAS is an Estonian non-governmental organisation, which unites the representatives of different branches of adult education and aims at increasing the competence of it members in the field of andragogics, the science and practice of adult education according to new requirements. The respective website offers information on [...]

Sweden
The website of the Ministry of Education and Research informs about people working there and the organisation of the ministry. Latest news are available as well as the latest publications or press releases. Areas of responsibility: education and research, gender equality, policy for civil society, youth policy.

Finland
The Finnish knowledge base (Finnbase) is intended to inform the debate in Finland on how to improve the standing and quality of vocational education. It is a knowledge base on Finnish and European experience in the field of enhancing the attractiveness of vocational education. The Finnbase is envisaged as a tool for accompanying ongoing research and for facilitating continuous [...]

Poland
This comprehensive analysis of the Polish education system in full text, elaborated by Joanna Jung-Miklaszewska ( Warsaw 2000), was provided for the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange and financially supported by the European Commission. The study comprises almost all areas and levels of education in Poland and is structured as follows: structure of the [...]

Finland
The Finnish National Board of Education offers comprehensive information about the Finnish Education System. The detailed description from preschool up to adult education provides a broad overview of the Finnish system as well as of Finnish education policy. Detailed information, statistics and other sources can be obtained through further links. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Spain
The National Statistical Institute offers a large collection of data on the following topics: university education, transition to the labour market, adult education, education expenditure, pre-university education, information technology in education.

Slovenia
Education statistics covers all levels of education: kindergartens, elementary schools, upper secondary schools with all education programs, post-secondary vocational colleges, higher education institutions with all education programs and all continuing education programs.

Austria
The website offers data on the following topics: formal education (child care, school education, higher education, educational expenditure, teaching staff), adult education, further training, lifelong learning, educational attainment and culture.

Cuba
From the index page one can choose links from the headline "Desarrollo Social" which provide full texts, created by the Education Ministry, about the entire education system as well as general information about the social conditions of the country.

South America; Central America; North America; international
The mission of the portal is described as follows: "With links to over 4, 000 distance learning opportunities, fellowship programs, courses for the ongoing professional development of teachers and other related sites of interest, the Educational Portal encourages students, researchers, educators and all adult populations to improve their knowledge from the convenience of their [...]

Latvia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Commonwealth; international
"The Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training."

New Zealand
This institution is a leader in the development of work-related education and training. TEC is responsible for funding all post-compulsory education and training offered by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, wananga, private training establishments, foundation education agencies, industry training organisations and adult and community education providers. The [...]

Southeastern Europe; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kosovo; Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic; Romania; Serbia
This website includes state-of-the-art reports on the development of adult education in seven countries in Southeast Europe.- The EBiS Project ( EBiS: Erwachsenenbildung in Suedosteuropa) has been initiated and co-ordinated by IIZ/ DVV, Bonn with the support of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development ( BMZ) under the terms of the Stability Pact for [...]

Norway
The institute aims at being both a research centre and a knowledge resource for the whole of the adult education community in Norway. VOX is the result of a merger between three former institutions: NVI ( Norwegian Institute of Adult Education), NFU (Norwegian State Institution for Distance Education) and SRV (Norwegian Centre for Adult Education). VOX is an Institute funded [...]

United Kingdom
ALT is an educational organisation which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology in higher and further education.- This website provides information on ALT-activities, in particular on conferences and workshops, and the respective results.

Greece
Under "Population and Social Conditions" EL.STAT offers data on following educational topics: Primary Education, Secondary Education, Post-secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Special Education, Education expenditure, Lifelong learning. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Asia; Oceania; Pacific Rim
ACCU is a non-profit organization working for mutual understanding and cultural cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, in the fields of culture, book development and literacy promotion. The site provides links to the activities and objectives in the field of book production and conservation of the traditional Asian heritage.

Russian Federation
Distance Education Center "Eidos" is a non-commercial non-state educational organization server-based in Moscow. Activities of the Center meet the demands of the basic policy directions of the Russian Federation, UNESCO, international organizations on developing distance education (DE). Target groups are children and adults at all levels of education and training.- A well [...]

United Kingdom
"Teaching Times is Questions Publishing's daily online news service dedicated to bringing you the latest stories from the educational sector. We gather stories on everything from nursery education to adult learning". In addition there are various materials for teachers and a job search database.

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education)of the Brazilian federal state Acre. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and areas of [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the Brazilian federal state Distrito Federal. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the Brazilian federal state Pernambuco. This is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the Brazilian federal state Rio de Janeiro. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação, Cultura e Desportos (State Secretariat of Education, Culture and Sports) of the Brazilian federal state Rio Grande do Norte. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports" or "Department of Education, Culture and Sports" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the Brazilian federal state Rio Grande do Sul. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação, Cultura e Desportos (State Secretariat of Education, Culture and Sports) of the Brazilian federal state Santa Catarina. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports" or "Department of Education, Culture and Sports" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the federal state São Paulo. It is, so to speak, the Brazilian "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and areas [...]

Brazil
This is the Website of the Secretaria de Estado da Educação (State Secretariat of Education) of the Brazilian federal state Tocantis. It is, so to speak, the "Ministry of Education" or "Department of Education" of this State, one of the 26 federal states of Brazil. The homepage offers above all links to matters of public school education, but also to other levels and areas [...]

Greece
The General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning in Greece operates under the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and is e.g. responsible for: - Development and administration of initial and continuing vocational education and training and general non-formal education - Planning, managing, evaluation and support of the national Lifelong Learning initiatives and programs [...]

international
Established in 1973, the International Council for Adult Education (ICA E) is a global partnership of adult learners and adult educators and their organizations, and others who promote the use of adult learning as a tool for informed participation of people and sustainable development. In the emergence of knowledge-society the ICAE promotes lifelong learning as a necessary [...]

Netherlands
This is the home page of a non-violent approach for helping children and adults with special needs. It offers access to the following buttons: gentle teaching international; gentle teaching places; gentle teaching schools; quality of life; quality of life profile; sensory integration; personal teaching plan; placements and courses.

Canada
Them ministry is divided into many divisions and then further divided into program areas. The divisions are: Advanced Education, Culture and Heritage, Education Operations and Development, Early Childhood and School Services, Income Security, ECE Service Centres (career development and library services), Official Languages.

Canada
The Centre is situated in Montreal and collects, stores and disseminates information about the Canadian programmes of adult literacy and women\'s affairs. The homepage provides information about the documentary services (e.g. link collections, on-line documents, bulletin) and about the information distribution (e.g. a women\'s net).

Australia
SAALT delivers professional development and projects which support adult and applied learning and teaching. Its website provides information on its services and gives access to two databases of resources and journal articles concerning adult education.

Sweden
The website offers a database of distance study courses at Swedish universities and institutions of adult education.

Sweden
The National Agency for Education is the central administrative authority for the public school system, publicly organised preschooling, school-age childcare and for adult education. The mission of the Agency is to actively work for the attainment of the goals set by the government. The website offers detailed information on the Swedish education system in English.

Sweden
The Swedish National Council of Adult Education is a non-profit association with certain authoritative tasks delegated by the government and the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament). The Council distributes government grants to study associations and folk high schools, submits budgetary documentation and annual reports to the government and follows up and evaluates folkbildning [...]

Africa
ADEA has sponsored research involving the discovery of present and potential dynamics of the new generation of non-formal education activities emerging in Africa. More specifically, researchers have examined in relation to non-formal education: the activities sponsored by new actors, new relationships to formal education, and new needs for local direction of socio-economic [...]

Sweden
The ABF´s (the Workers´ Educational Association) operations are based on ideas of democracy, diversity, justice and equality. Their goal is for people to study together and form an opinion on key social issues in order to influence their own situations, and to be able to influence local and global developments. To meet this objective the ABF supports the implementation of [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
SCRAN is the history and culture site which lets you learn directly by accessing images, movies, sounds and virtual reality. There are one million heritage records from museums, galleries, archives and media. Searches can be made in 1 million records. The point "education" in the navigation bar provides ready a huge variety of copyright-cleared resources for educational use. [...]

Libya
Libya's national report regarding 'Education for all", evaluation for the year 2000, consists of 3 parts. The first part is a general survey on Lybia : demographic, geographic and historical conditions that were suitable for establishing a particular educational system. Following that, is a general description of the educational system's development and the mechanism that [...]

Hungary
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
This national institution enables about 70,000 adults per year to complement their vocational qualification in 7 occupational areas on an university level. Additionally, eight comprehensive research fields are operated; the third basis of CNAM is a museum and a scientific - technological library. The homepage presents a full text with integrated links containing all relevant [...]

Albania
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Albania. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Bosnia and Herzegovina
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some are only available in pdf- format. They are subdivided into the following [...]

Bulgaria
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Bulgaria. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Croatia
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Croatia. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Macedonia. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Moldova
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Moldova. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Romania
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Romania. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Slovenia
This website has been developed as a result of cooperation between the University of Ljubljana CEPS and KulturKontakt Österreich in the framework of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network. The web pages contain various core documents on education in Albania. Some are only available in pdf-format. They are subdivided into the following categories: Basic [...]

Malta
This brief presentation of the education system in Malta was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Sweden
This brief presentation of the education system in Sweden was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

South Africa, Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in South Africa was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

United States
This brief presentation of the education system in the United States was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Israel
This brief presentation of the education system in Israel was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Iceland
This brief presentation of the education system in Iceland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

France
This brief presentation of the education system in France was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Luxemburg
This brief presentation of the education system in Luxemburg was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Belarus
This brief presentation of the education system in Belarus was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Liechtenstein
This brief presentation of the education system in Liechtenstein was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Romania
This brief presentation of the education system in Romania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Japan
This brief presentation of the education system in Japan was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Republic of Korea
This brief presentation of the education system in the Republic of Korea was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Lithuania
This brief presentation of the education system in Lithuania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Poland
This brief presentation of the education system in Poland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Russian Federation
This brief presentation of the education system in the Russian Federation was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" ( Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Slovak Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in the Slovak Republic was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Czech Republic
This brief presentation of the education system in the Czech Republic was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, [...]

Turkey
This brief presentation of the education system in Turkey was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

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The International Bureau of Education der UNESCO (IBE) provides country dossiers focussed on education. They provide information on statistics (from the World Data on Education – WDE), national education reports, documents from educational policy, planning and administration, bibliographies (partly with fulltext documents) as well as links to futther resources. [Abstract: [...]

Argentina
This brief presentation of the education system in Argentina was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Belgium
This brief presentation of the education system in Belgium was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Albania
This brief presentation of the education system in Albania was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Brazil
This brief presentation of the education system in Brazil was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Bulgaria
This brief presentation of the education system in Bulgaria was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

China
This brief presentation of the education system in China was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Estonia
This brief presentation of the education system in Estonia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Finland
This brief presentation of the education system in Finland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Greece
This brief presentation of the education system in Greece was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

India
This brief presentation of the education system in India was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Indonesia
This brief presentation of the education system in Indonesia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Italy
This brief presentation of the education system in Italy was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre- school [...]

Hungary
This brief presentation of the education system in Hungary was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Iran
This brief presentation of the education system in Iran was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school education, [...]

Croatia
This brief presentation of the education system in Croatia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Netherlands
This brief presentation of the education system in the Netherlands was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Norway
This brief presentation of the education system in Norway was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Portugal
This brief presentation of the education system in Portugal was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Slovenia
This brief presentation of the education system in Slovenia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Spain
This brief presentation of the education system in Spain was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Ukraine
This brief presentation of the education system in the Ukraine was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Cyprus
This brief presentation of the education system in Cyprus was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Latvia
This brief presentation of the education system in Latvia was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" (Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Indonesia
The Listings include any type of educational institution accepting foreign students such as universities, technical schools, language institutes, culinary schools, etc. The schools are divided into two alphabetical lists. Worldwide Classroom Member Schools who support this directory for use by students around the world are listed first, followed by other schools which welcome [...]

Uruguay
The homepage provides link lists of all educational institutions in the higher education, professional training and adult education sector (also colleges for specific professions) which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country.

Portugal
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Lithuania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Ireland
This brief presentation of the education system in Ireland was taken from the "Wörterbuch der Pädagogik" ( Dictionary of Pedagogy/ Edition 2000) by kind permission of the publishers Taschenbuch Verlag. After providing general information on the country an overview on the education system is given referring to the following areas: educational administration, pre-school [...]

Japan
The National Women's Education Center (NWEC) was established to contribute to the promotion of women's education as an institution for social education. These are its main tasks: Conducting of study and training programmes; National and international exchange programmes; Surveys and research seminars on women's and family education; Construction of databases on Japanese and [...]

Austria
Owned by the Chambers of Labour and the Austrian Trade Union Federation, the bfi's activities focus on vocational education and ( continuing) training for workers as well as educational and occupational schemes for unemployed persons and workers threatened with unemployment. Most of the education and training courses are based on modular systems, so individually tailored, and [...]

Austria
The Association of Austrian Adult Education Centres (Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen, VÖV), together with its Educational Work and Research Unit (Pädagogische Arbeits- und Forschungsstelle, PAF), regards itself as a co-ordination centre for activities relevant to educational policy and pedagogics in Austrian adult education centres and also as a service centre for [...]

Slovenia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Slovak Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Costa Rica
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Cuba
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Ecuador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Paraguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Peru
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Uruguay
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

El Salvador
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Spain
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Mexico
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Venezuela
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Bolivia
The link "indice" provides full texts (pdf-files) about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial [...]

Colombia
The site provides information about all levels and types of education in the country: socio-political background (policy, economy, state, administration, legislation, linguistic situation); history of education; legal basis and structure of the education system; educational administration and allocation of competencies; financing of education; initial education; compulsory [...]

Canada
The statistical office offers data tables and publications on the following topics: Education, training and learning (general), adult education and training, education finance, education indicators, educational attainment, fields of study, literacy, outcomes of education, students, teachers and educators.

Latin America; Caribbean
CEAAL is a federation of 210 adult education NGOs in all Latin American states. It promotes the "educación popular" by training of adult educators. Currently there are 6 thematic networks, namely for women's education, education of local leaders, education for peace and human rights, environmental education, communication and education. The homepage leads to full texts of [...]

Ireland
This White Paper sets out a blueprint for the future development and expansion of adult education. (224 pages, pdf-file to download).

United Kingdom; England; Wales; Northern Ireland
"Ufi is taking forward the Government's vision of a 'University for Industry', by stimulating and meeting demand for lifelong learning among businesses and individuals. Working as a public-private partnership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Ufi aims to put individuals in a better position to get jobs, improve their career prospects and boost business competitiveness. [...]

international
Developing a Worldwide Network of Networks of Adult Education Documentation and Information Services, today called ALADIN, is an answer to the explosion of demand for new skills and adult learning generating an increasing demand for adult education documentation and information.- This website provides an overview on the development, the objectives and the activities of the [...]

Poland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Northern Europe
The Nordic Folk Academy offers courses, conferences and seminars for teachers and leaders in the field of lifelong learning. It is situated in Goteborg, Sweden. The homepage has a link to the study courses, a publication list, the library and special programmes of co-operation with the Baltic.

Sweden
The statistics shed light on Sweden\'s entire education system: pre-school, compulsory school, upper-secondary school, different forms of adult education, higher education and research, and the transition from school to working life.

Cyprus
Key figures on general education, schools, higher education and adult education.

Brazil; international
Here you will find a collection of educational websites from Brazil and other countries. It ist subdivided into 38 categories. There are also links to projects, which have keywords and provide a contact-mail. Focal points are evaluation and education statistics.

Brazil
The homepage of the Ministry of Education in Brazil leads to the organizational structure of educational administration, to actions and programmes and to research. There are also navigation facilities to different areas of education (higher education, postgraduate studies, vocational training, distance education, special education, school education, elementary education, youth [...]

international
WorldWide Classroom (WWC) is an international consortiums of schools which offer intercultural and educational programs. These programs include: Study Abroad, University Study, Adult Enrichment, Foreign Language Immersion, Teacher Workshops, Executive, Teen Camps, Volunteerism, Internships... Programs are offered at Universities, Private Language Schools and Field Study. 10, [...]

Wales; United Kingdom
The main function of the Welsh Language Board is to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language. The site includes background information about the language and the role of Welsh in schools and adult education.

Hungary
The Observatory Centre for Educational Development is a research office at Corvinus University of Budapest dedicated to the development of the education sector. Our top-priority areas of research include: information analysis related to VET/ adult education (financing, management, social and economic benefits); initial and continuing training of teachers and school leaders; [...]

Singapore
The Institute is under the charge of the Singapore Education Minsitry and promotes, develops and provides technical education and training to secondary school leavers and working adults, upgrading of technical skills by continuing education and industry-based training. The site provides a description of the missions of the ITE and links to courses, programmes, apprenticeships [...]

Nepal
This website offers a lot of information on education and the educational system in Nepal (see esp. the tab "Educate Resources"). The site is run by the Nepalese IT company Spiral Venture.

Estonia
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Romania
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Caribbean; Latin America; Central America
Unfortunately there is no text describing the mission of the Centre. The main task seems to be the training of adult education teachers - the respective courses and seminars are presented. There are further links to discussion forums, conferences and about the library and documentation centre and a link list of related web-sites.

Austria
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Austria
Information about the entire public education sector in the country Salzburg, institutions of adult education, libraries, instruction, further programs and addresses of schools.

Iceland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Liechtenstein
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Czech Republic
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Greece
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Netherlands
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Ireland
"NCGE is a support agency to the Department of Education and Science whose aim is to develop guidance in all education settings". There is information about the various activities in all education sectors as well as lists of publications, research reports etc.

Ireland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

France
Webseite of the French Centre for Research on Education and Training at the University Paris Nanterre. You will find information on the centre and its 4 research foci: * adult education * Knowledge and its transmission * Crisis, school and sensitive grounds * family education and social interventions. Each research focus has its own website including information on [...]

France
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Luxemburg
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Wales; United Kingdom
The site of the department for education of the Welsh Government contains information on education policy concerning all areas of education.

Israel
This Website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides a short overview over education in Israel. You will find the following sections: Adult Education, Challenges, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Primary and Secondary Education. The menu bar on the right provides you with additional links and information to the specific sections. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Israel
WWC compiles and shares information about programs around the world which welcome international participation and further educational and intercultural goals. The page “Find International Programs in Israel” provides access to the following link lists and resources: 1) Programs For Adults: Universities, Language Institutes, Internship, Volunteer, Professionals & Adult [...]

Belgium
The homepage provides link lists and addresses of all educational institutions in the school, higher education, professional training ( colleges for specific professions) and adult education sector which accept international students. Especially, language schools are listed. Furthermore, there is a link "country resources" with general information about the country. WorldWide [...]

Australia
The Victorian Office of Training and Tertiary Education provides information for students and job-seekers, about training providers, links to Victorian and Australian further education institutions, a directory and a section for news and publications.

Australia
ACS is a provider of distance education, that currently has over 3000 students enrolled from Australia and around the world. Its website provides information on the school and its courses.

Australia
The Association of TAFE Institutes is an incorporated Association established in 1982 to represent the collective views of its Members ( Victoria's TAFE Institutes and universities with TAFE Divisions) in dealings with government, industry and the community about technical and further education ( TAFE). The site provides information on current issues, scholarships and courses [...]

Australia
The website provides information on the courses and services offered by TAFE (Technical and further Education College) Queensland.

Algeria
The Arab Institute for Workers\' Education and Research in the Field of Work was founded in 1974 and is situated in Algiers. Its tasks are to bring together and mobilize the social partners in the Arab countries, to promote the co-operation of the Arab countries in the field of work, to develop the scientific research in the field of work, to collect information on the field [...]

South Africa, Republic
This website provides access first to detailed information on the policy and key activities of the institution in the field of open learning and distance education. SAIDE has instigated in a number of initiatives across the various sectors of education, mainly adult basic, further, teacher, and higher education. Other information sections are services and projects.

United Kingdom
"Lingu@NET, a virtual language centre on the World Wide Web, provides quality-assured information and resources on-line for language teachers, learners and researchers". The main sections are: learning materials, professional development, research, websites, discussion forum.

Norway
News, general information and documents relating to education and research are provided by the Norwegian Government and its ministries.

Norway
The website offers numerous statistical data on all areas of education as well as links to further statistical resources.

Argentina
The homepage of the Ministry of Culture and Education has full texts, graphs and links referring to the following areas: education system, educational law, structure and organization of primary, secondary and tertiary education and fields of international cooperation as well as adult education. A comprehensive educational reform in 2000 changed the structure and contents in [...]

Australia
As an Adult Education Institution, CAE exists to provide learning to the Victorian community through a wide range of programmes and services. Its website provides information on the CAE and its courses.

United States
Comprehensive und well structured information gateway for many topics including nearly all aspects of education.

Canada
This educational website of the Gouvernment of Québec provides information for students, parents, teachers and school boards. Furthermore, the site targets athlets, coaches, sport organisations and municipalities. Features include a school earch engine, current initiatives, laws and regualtions and information on the education system of Québec in general.

Canada
The ministry´s website offers information on kindergarten to grade 12 education, advanced learning (vocational training, higher and adult education) as well as reports, research and action plans.

New Zealand
Statistics about education include participation rates and achievement in preschool, primary and secondary school education, and post-school and tertiary education.

New Zealand
The society presents texts on their activities and service resources, it also provides an online-library with publications and a separate section for members.

France
The regional centre is serving professional instructors of all kinds as a source for their initial and continuing education. It provides scientific information about continuing and adult education. For this purpose it offers: training courses and forums, documentary databases with over 6000 references (literature, audiovisual aids), and educational resources (thematic [...]

France
The Institute for Work and Vocational Guidance is a branch of the CNAM. Its missions are: 1) initial and continuing education of ( vocational) guidance personnel, 2) research in the area of the psychological foundations of vocational guidance (done in an institute at the university Paris V) and 3) operating an information centre with library and test- library. Furthermore the [...]

France
The Centre Inffo an information centre for vocational (continuing) training under the aegis of the French Ministry of Labour, Employment and Health. Its role as a resource centre for processing and disseminating information is to devise and set up development programmes for information, documentation and studies in the field of continuing vocational training. It co-ordinates [...]

United States
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is the nation's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the field of adult learning. With members from 60 affiliates and 40 nations, the Association represents its members from secondary and post- secondary education, business and labor, military and government and from community-based organizations. AAACE [...]

Finland
The Turku Vocational Institute is a vocational teaching centre which is highly valued by its 4500 Finnish and foreign students, its 600 expert instructors, as well as employers in the Turku Area. The institute is one of the largest vocational institutes in Finland, offering a total of 1300 starting places every year. The homepage provides information about vocational [...]

Australia
CRLRA's research focused on vocational education and training and adult learning for rural and regional Australia. The centre is no longer in operation. However, the website gives access to the archive of publications from 1997-2003.

United States
NCSALL was established in 1996 from the U.S. Department of Education\'s Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). It was closed in 2007. The goal of NCSALL was to help the field of adult basic education define a comprehensive research agenda; to pursue basic and applied research under that agenda; to build partnerships between researchers and practitioners; and to [...]

Australia
The Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work (CREEW) at the University of South Australia carries out research and development projects at the interfaces between education, work and community. It "is now one of the country's leading research centres, especially in workplace learning, professional development in VET ( vocational education and training) and school [...]

Canada
The research network has been funded by the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) to study informal learning and its relation to formal and continuing education throughout the life course. The NALL web Site provides information on the project and its constituting institutions and organizations, project summaries, papers and resources. A "survey of informal [...]

Canada
The ministry is responsible for the following areas: post-secondary education, apprentices and trades, adult learning, student funding, research and innovation, economic development, labour and immigration.

United Kingdom
When the Learning and Skills Council disbanded on 31 March 2010, its work was split between the newly created Skills Funding Agency, the newly created Young People’s Learning Agency and the local authorities. The Skills Funding Agency funds and regulates the adult learning and skills sector; it is a funding body intended to facilitate the sector delivering the services that [...]

Canada
ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. The organization connects and mobilizes business, unions, government, communities and individuals to support lifelong learning and achieve the goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships.

Canada
This web site provides information on the Ministry, its programs/ services and publications. A list of "Related Internet Resources" is included.This page provides links to other relevant Internet sites and full texts (PDF format). Information includes funding for students in higher education, aoriginal education.

Canada
The ministry is responsible for early learning, kindergarten to grade 12, post- secondary education, adult learning and offers information on education programmes, the curriculum, reports and funding.

Norway
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Sweden
This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. These descriptions may be regarded as an important support to all those wishing to obtain complete and succinct information on one or more national education system(s).

France
The AFPA is the largest organization in the field of adult professional education in France and Europe. Its tasks are counselling, advice and information for employees and job seekers as well as for State and Territorial administrations and employers in the administration of human resources. The homepage has links to training programs, the various services for employers and [...]

United States; international
The American Council on Education (ACE),founded in 1918, is the nation's umbrella higher education association. It's members include accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education and other education and education-related organizations. ACE is a forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education. ACE maintains both [...]

Finland
Eurydice is the "Network on education systems and policies in Europe". Amongst others, it provides very comprehensive country profiles on on education systems in Europe (formerly know as "Eurypedia"). All areas of education are covered from early childhood to adult education, as well as overarching issues. Each country participating in Eurydice hosts a national unit [...]

Finland
Based on periodical surveys since 1980 data on Adult Education are presented through short texts and diagrams. A thematic structure gives access to the data.

Ireland
The Department is involved in the provision of education at the following levels: pre-school, primary school, post-primary school, universities and third level colleges, adult education and further education.

Lithuania
The yearly review is intended for politicians, education managers, scholars, and everyone interested in the country´s education and the context of education. The publication presents key statistical indicators related to the international education indicator systems (UNESCO, OECD, and EU) as well as short explanations of the said indicators.

United Kingdom
"CILT was established in 1966 as an independent charitable trust, supported by central government grants with the aim of collecting and disseminating information on all aspects of modern languages and the teaching of modern languages. CILT´s prime objectives are: to promote a greater national capability in languages; to support the work of all those concerned with language [...]

United Kingdom
Ofsted regulates and inspects childcare and children’s social care and inspects: schools, colleges, initial teacher education, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, education and training in prisons and other secure establishments, the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass). The reports are accessible via a database.

Italy
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Switzerland
SVEB Switzerland is the umbrella organization of adult education and lifelong learning in Switzerland. It is a non governemental organisation, which represents nationwide private and state institutions, associations, representatives responsible for adult education on a cantonal level, institutions, in-house training departments and personnel managers. It also extends its [...]

United States
The American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE) offers conference proceedings, monographs, bibliographies and reports published by ACSDE

Switzerland
This link list of providers of various public and commercial providers of adult and further education in Switzerland which present their course programs.

Switzerland
On-line information system offering the current further training supply of Swiss universities and technical universities. You will find here specifications concerning post-graduate studies, practical further training courses, seminars and workshops as well as useful contacts, how you get further information and documentations or personal consultation.

Germany
The German Education Server (eduserver) is an information portal maintained by the federal authorities and the sixteen federal states in the Federal Republic of Germany. The eduserver provides access to information on the education system of the Federal Republic of Germany. The eduserver makes the high-quality information available through a system of databases. The range of [...]

Denmark
Responsibilities of the Danish Ministry of Education cover all levels and areas of education. Therefore this website provides the respective links to vocational training, adult education and higher education. Besides the site offers facts about the education system in Denmark, information on projects and instructions for the introduction and utilization of new educational [...]

Australia
TAFE New South Wales is Australia's largest educational institution (and among the largest in the world). TAFE NSW delivers flexible study programs and services to meet the needs of students, industry and the community. TAFE NSW Institutes offer more than 1200 courses at 130 metropolitan and regional campuses across the State of New South Wales. The course provision is [...]

Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Switzerland; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Croatia; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Wales; England; Europe; Austria
Eurydice (formerly Eurypedia and Eurybase) is "a network of 42 national units based in all 38 countries of the Erasmus+ programme. [Its] task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work. Eurydice publishes descriptions of national education systems, comparative reports devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics, as well as news [...]

France
The National Centre for Distance Studies is the greatest of its sort in the francophone area. The homepage gives access to comprehensive information about tasks and activities concerning distance learning focussing on distance courses for school and high education and vocational training.

Canada
Originally known as the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), Copian had its beginnings in 1989, in the early days of the Internet, when it was conceived to make use of the new technology to connect literacy organizations across Canada. A project of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, the idea was to create a database of literacy programs that disparate [...]

Denmark
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United States
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

United States
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education has the mission to help all people achieve the knowledge and skills to be lifelong learners, to be successful in their chosen careers, and to be effective citizens. OVAE's Home Page¤ provides information about ED programs, grants, what's happening and working in the field.

Sweden
The website informs about the folk high school system and the courses offered. The English website provides information about admission for foreign learners.

United Kingdom; Scotland
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

Spain
The website offers the respective country description taken from the following three publications: ´National System Overviews´: This series gives a brief but effective overview of the education systems in 31 countries, from pre-primary level to higher education. Updated twice a year, it also provides information on ongoing reforms and debate in the field of education. [...]

United Kingdom
"The Institute is the largest institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of education and related areas...The Institute of Education' s mission is to pursue excellence in education by engaging in: research and scholarship of national and international significance, which builds on the Institute's strong research base; high quality, innovative postgraduate and [...]

United States
The Department of Education provides overall information on the national educational system with many links to governmental or supported institutions which work in the different applied or research fields.

Austria
The Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture offers information on education policy as well as current texts and data on the educational system of Austria, especially the school system. It is responsible for primary and secondary school education, pedagogical higher education institutions, adult education and lifelong learning.

Spain
The project MENTOR "Telematic tutorials via Internet" is a system in the framework of Open and Distance Learning initiated by the Centro Nacional de Información y Comunicación Educativa (CNICE) of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. It is a specific form of teaching and learning by applying new technologies, in particular the Internet. The telematic tutor is a [...]

United Kingdom; Scotland
Statistical information on higher and further education in Scotland provided by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.

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