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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.

international
The International Association for Counselling (IAC) was created in 1966 as the "International Round Table for the Advancement of Counselling (IRTAC)". It provides a platform for communication for researchers and professionals in counselling and guidance. IAC awards certifications to education programmes and courses in counselling, organises an annual conference with [...]

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara
The GCYDCA aims at developping and institutionalising guidance, counseling and youth development in Africa. The centre was founded in 1994 by the education ministers of almost all African states (49 out of 54). It is located in Malawi. The website seems to have been updated in 2016 for the last time. It provides some information on GCYDCA goals, activities and programmes which [...]

Europe
EACG mainly organises training courses for career guidance counsellors at the European level, as well as an annual conference. Moreover, the website has a newsletter (last issue as of July 2016) and some information on EU projects. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe
The Network for Innovation in Career Guidance & Counselling in Europe (NICE) began in 2009 with two European projects and was transformed into a foundation in 2017. NICE is a "European network for the academic training of people who practice career guidance and counselling (career practitioners)". Information is provided on three projects run by NICE: "Peer Learning", [...]

Europe
The project seepro-r provides reviews and analyses of the professional education and training, occupational profiles and work settings of early childhood personnel in the context of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems in the states of the European Union. You will find two documents for each country: >> a workforce profile on the current status quo [...]

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 [...]

Switzerland
"This online representation of the Swiss Education System is a collaboration of the Confederation and the cantons: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)." You will find information about the following educational levels: > The education [...]

Switzerland
The University of Teacher Education Zug is a modern and internationally-orientated university. PH Zug offers the following: Bachelor studies for teachers at pre-primary / lower primary level, for teachers at primary level (1st to 6th school year), Advanced studies for teachers (CAS / MAS), In-service Teacher Trainings, Research and Development, Educational Services, [...]

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 Department of Educational Sciences of this Faculty seems to be identical to the Institute of Educational Sciences (for a list of further Faculty departments: see at the end of this abstract). The first provides links to its sub-departments, most of which unfortunately are only in Turkish. The latter provides a list of Master\'s and Doctoral Thesis as well as a database of [...]

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]

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 [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The English website of the faculty provides information on the faculty\'s history, a list of degrees awarded by the faculty, information on current events and on its four departments: Fundamental Education, Islamic Studies, Psychology, Basic Education. The departments have a page of their own where you can find some information on research and publications in the staff\'s [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers two programmes in education: General Education und Education, Lower Basic Level. Their respective websites provides basic information about objectives and lecturers. Furthermore, the university runs a Continuing Education Centre.[Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Europe
The Learning for Well-being Institute is being established by the Universal Education Foundation with members of the Alliance for Childhood to offer a space for mutual learning for those working directly or indirectly with children, whatever the particular sector and type of activity. The Institute wants to develop a Voice of Children Toolkit that could include a variety of [...]

Ukraine
The H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University has several institutes and departments dealing with education and pedagogy. Their websites provide information on the history, structure and organisation of the departments, about research and teaching activities, publications and more. You will find the following institutes and departments: - Educational and Research [...]

Europe
The platform is run by European Schoolnet, a network of 30 European Ministries of Education. It provides online courses for teachers. The duration and start date is given for each course on the course website. The first two courses provided are: "Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching" and "Future Classroom Scenarios". [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

India
India Education Review provides information on current developments and events in the Indian educational sector. The articles rather have a journalistic style, even though their authors mostly are professionals in the educational sector. You will also find interviews, comments, case studies, information on educational programmes, scholarships, or job offers. [Abstract: Editors [...]

Bermuda
The Community Education and Development Programme remains committed to the empowerment of the people of Bermuda of all ages; youth, adults and seniors. It presents a variety of course offerings to assist in the growth and development of a culture of life-long learning. The Programme provides community based solutions to community based problems through a diverse range of [...]

Ireland
The agency is responsible for the National Framework of Qualifications and the quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) in Ireland. Quality and Qualifications Ireland was established on 6 November 2012 under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. The new Authority was created by [...]

Austria
The Lesezentrum Steiermark (Centre for Reading in Styria) helps communities, parishes, schools etc. to build up libraries and advises them on managing their stock. It initiates and accompanies reading events, trains librarians, works in the field of reading education and thus contributes to the establishment of an efficient network of libraries in Styria.

Switzerland
This Swiss website offers courses for further training in the promotion of giftedness, teaching material, and a few different definitions, theories and models of intelligence and giftedness / talent. These are somewhat hidden behind the row of symbols on the front page. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Switzerland; Germany; Austria
The "Network Promoting Giftedness" provides information on giftedness and its promotion in Switzerland. You will find information on its activities, a list of professionals (consulting, advice), a link list for organisations in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, fulltext publications, information from the respective cantons, on teaching material and best practice examples, on [...]

Germany; Switzerland; Austria
"IPEGE is an association of experts with experience over many years in gifted education and research. The members of the international study group are representatives of universities and educational colleges from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria as well as representatives of the ÖZBF. This panel is managed and coordinated by the ÖZBF. Objectives of this international [...]

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
The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is responsible for all matters concerning higher vocational education (HVE) throughout the country. The National Agency analyses the demand for qualified workforce in the labour market, decides which programmes are to be provided as higher vocational education and allocates public funding to education [...]

Switzerland
School social work (Schulsozialarbeit in German) is a relatively new field of work in Switzerland. In the German speaking part of Switzerland, school social work was established in the mid-1990`s and has expanded rapidly since. It is the fastest growing service amongst all youth services in Switzerland. The website offers a list of school social work offices in the cantons and [...]

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 [...]

Colombia
The National Learning Service (SENA) aims for the social and technical development of the Colombian workers by offering and executing a free, integral professional vocation to incorporate and form persons active in productive fields which contribute to the social, economical and technological development of the country.

Argentina; international
The International Unesco Institute for Educational Planning (IIPE) with its regional office in Buenos Aires (Argentina) is a research centre as well as a centre for training, documentation and dissemination. Together with the two other offices in Paris (France) and Dakar (Senegal) it constitutes a forum for exchange of ideas and concepts with regard to the planning and the [...]

Europe
Established in 1954, CIFE is a private non-profit-making international organisation which includes several European studies courses as well as conferences, seminars and publications. The programmes of the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) encompass educational and research activities concerning European integration, federalism, regionalism and changes within [...]

France
Created in 1945, and a national state organisation since 1987, the Centre international d\'études pédagogiques (CIEP) is known in France and internationally for its skills in assessment, training and evaluation, and for its ideas in the field of international cooperation in education. A benchmark public-sector provider, it draws on a network of experts and national and [...]

Europe
Cedefop´s work on statistics and indicators supports and contributes to statistical developments at European and international levels to improve the relevance and quality of data as well as methods and tools for data collection. Cedefop´s statistics and indicators work also aims to support evidence based policy and practice in vocational education and training, lifelong [...]

Nicaragua
BiblioNica, Information and Analysis of Libraries and Library Science in Nicaragua has the main task to work out results of analyses in regard to the situations of the libraries and the execution of library sciences in Nicaragua and to disseminate them. This is done in 3 steps: (1) The constant observation of the situation of the libraries of the country, (2) the [...]

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 [...]

Zambia
The Government of the Republic of Zambia has in the recent past embarked on major reforms to review the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) in order to make it more responsive to the current training demands in the economy. In 1994, the Minister of Science, Technology and Vocational Training appointed a widely representative national Task Force to review [...]

Eritrea
This website of the portal www.shabait.com, maintained by the Eritrean Ministry of Information, offers an overview of the Eritrean education system. It focuses on basic information about the school system, the field of higher education and vocational training.

Finland
The Academy of Finland’s mission is to finance high-quality scientific research, act as a science and science policy expert, and strengthen the position of science and research. The Academy works to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalisation of Finnish research. Its operation covers the full spectrum of scientific disciplines. The [...]

France
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France\'s Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the tasks of the CNRS are to evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, [...]

Lithuania
LSS is a non-governmental association of scientists and their various organisations. It encourages the participation of all scientists regardless of their areas of activity, institution, position or scientific title. The underlying organisational principles of the LSS are democratic, enabling each member to act in the name of the LSS. The goals of the LSS are the development [...]

Liberia
Liberia Education Project is a non-profit organisation which offers the following services: School construction and renovation * Providing educational materials/supplies * Seek funding for scholarship opportunities for deserving students and teachers * Conducting adult literacy programs * Conducting teacher training programs * Community health education.

Romania; Germany
In 1992, the non-profit German-Romanian Foundation Timisoara was founded due to the German-Romanian protocol on government level. It strives for the promotion and development of craft in Romania. Its focusses are structural engineering and reintegration of Romanian returnees. The institute offers vocational training and advanced training for masons, painters and varnishers, [...]

Lesotho; Botswana; Swaziland
The Institute of Development Management (IDM) was established in 1974 as a regional organisation in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland (BLS) to help meet the management needs of the region through management development activities including training, consultancy, research, and the establishment of a Management Resource Centre.

Kenya
Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET) is a National Research and Education Network that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya.

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 [...]

Belgium
The autonome academy of the germanophone community of Belgium concentrates on the education of primary school teachers, kindergarden teachers and on health and nursing sciences offering the adequate study program. The site provides information about the studies with instructions on practical courses, the teaching program, organisational facts like access and immatriculation [...]

Belgium
Created by diverse organisations of further training, the interuniversitary centre for further training offers to students, trainers, work seekers, private individuals, freelancers and managers certain events and training courses. The proposal is spread from general education topics to language courses, IT and economical offers and varies in its peculiarity.

Botswana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Seychelles; South Africa, Republic; Swaziland; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Southern Africa; East Africa; Angola
The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) consists of 16 Ministries of Education in Southern and Eastern Africa: Angola,Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. SACMEQ´s mission is to undertake integrated research [...]

Estonia
The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research offers general information about the contents and goals of the country concerning the field of education policy and science research. Besides, in the sectors education, research, language, youth, ministry and minister, the website presents details on political conditions and laws, funding processes, programmes, statistics, [...]

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 sphere of competence for education and labour market of the IWI carries out studies and reports about the themes "educational system and - policy", "formation and further education", "entrepreneurship", "labour market" and "gender mainstreaming". A focal point of research deals with the problematic of disadvantaged target groups in advanced vocational training and [...]

Lithuania
The aim of AIKOS is to help the citizens of Lithuania to choose a marketable profession, which can be obtained for the first time or through re-training at Lithuanian or European higher and vocational schools, by accumulating, processing, and presenting easily accessible information to a wide range of users. AIKOS is an open vocational information, counselling, and guidance [...]

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.

Belgium
The education server of the German-speaking community belongs to the department "Teaching, Training and Occupation" of the ministry of the German-speaking community. Therefore, its tasks and fields of activities share information and hints in the domains of pedagogic subjects, teaching organization, teachers’ subjects, vocational training and further education, [...]

Turkey
This website of the German ambassady in Ankara contains indications about German-turkish education. Short full texts inform about scholar education and German school in Turkey, Goethe institutes in Turkey, German-turkish exchange and vocational training and continuing training in Turkey. In addition, it presents the Ernst Reuter iniciative and the German-turksh university in [...]

Austria
AUCEN is a platform for university continuing education and university personnel development in Austria. It is a platform for the exchange of experience of the experts for univerity continuing education and personnel development on Austrian universities. Existent competences and experiences are bundled and a joint, collaborative further development and professionalization of [...]

Greece
The Organisation of Tourism Education and Training (OTEK) is the specialized Greek state institution that provides education and training for professions in the field of tourism. OTEK includes the former Schools of Tourism Professions and the Schools for Tour Guides.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Equatorial Guinea; Benin; Burkina Faso; Mali; Comoros; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Chad; Ivory Coast; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Togo; Burundi; Mauritania; Mali; Senegal; Cameroon; Niger; Central African Republic; Africa South of the Sahara
AFRISTAT is an international organization created by a treaty signed September 21, 1993 in Abidjan by the 14 African member countries of the franc zone. At present (march 2011) the organization counts 19 members. The organization provides the activities of national statistical offices in member states. AFRISTAT also promotes regional and economic integration by aiming for [...]

Ivory Coast
The Ivorian agency Agefop operates in the field of professional education and promotion. It addresses unemployed, handicapped, and people without a school education to support them in finding an opportunity to get a better professional qualification by continuing education or retraining. Therefore, the Agefop offers on its website information about its current projects and [...]

Ivory Coast
The official website of the Ivorian Ministry of Technical and Professional Education (METFP) contains all basic information about vocational and continuing education. Additionally, it provides recent news on specific developments and scientific projects in this sector and offers administrative and structural information and service features.

Ivory Coast
The Ivorian institute IPNETP aims at qualifying trainers for vocational education combined with the wish for pedagogical and technological research activity. The website informs in detail about initial study courses and further education for future trainers.

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 [...]

Switzerland
The SDBB, a Swiss service centre for vocational education, study and career advice, is a special agency founded by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK). It offers services on national level and for the language regions in the fields of vocational education and training and career and study advice.

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 [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
The SFC is in charge of distributing funds to colleges and universities in Scotland, it publishes and disseminates relevant information and statistics.

United Kingdom
The General Social Care Council is responsible for setting standards of conduct and practice for social care workers and their employers, for regulating the workforce, and for regulating social work education and training. The GSCC is a Non Departmental Public Body established in October 2001 under the Care Standards Act 2000. It is sponsored by the Department of Health but [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
NISCC is the regulatory body for the Northern Ireland social care workforce. We are an independent public body, established to increase public protection by improving and regulating standards of training and practice for social care workers.

Scotland; United Kingdom
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training. The SSSC was set up to raise standards in social services. Our role is to increase the protection of people who use social services, to raise standards of practice and to strengthen and support the professionalism of the [...]

Isle of Man
On this site you can find information about primary and secondary schools, along with further education institutions. There is also departmental information, a support section including information on grants, and school holiday dates.

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.

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.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
On 1st August 2007, Northern Ireland\'s 16 further education colleges merged to create six new area-based FE colleges. The Association of Northern Ireland Colleges (ANIC) was established in 1998 to represent the newly independent 16 Colleges of Further and Higher Education and to be the voice of Further Education in Northern Ireland.

Scotland; United Kingdom
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (The Framework) promotes lifelong learning in Scotland. The Framework: Describes the courses and programmes that lead to qualifications; Helps you develop ´progression routes´ for individual to follow; Allows individuals to make the most of the opportunities to transfer credit points between qualifications. The website is [...]

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
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.

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.

international
The ILO (International Labour Organization) Library in Geneva is the world's leading library on the world of work. It serves as a knowledge base of key information on work issues, sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development, technological change and human rights. The ILO Library is the core repository of ILO publications produced in [...]

Finland
The portal by the Ministry of Education provides information about studies taught in English. This site contiains useful information about: the Finnish Education System; Studies offered in English; Finnish and Swedish studies. Further more it offers a link directory on education, living and working in Finland.

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; [...]

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 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
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
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
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.

Finland
The Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki. It provides continuing education, development research and development services, conference services and publishing. It is involved in many international networks and international development projects. Palmenia Centre operates at 8 locations in southern Finland, with its [...]

United Kingdom
The EPPI-Centre is dedicated to making reliable research findings about health, education and welfare accessible to the people who need them, whether they are making policy, practice, or personal decisions. The Evidence Library contains summaries and full reports of all of the EPPI- Centre's systematic reviews. EPPI also offers courses on systematic research synthesis.

Europe
NESSE is still in a developmental phase (as of January 2007) therefore it has not yet its own website. Coordinator is the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP) in France. Main aim of the mission is the improvement of policy development in Education and Continuing Education in Europe by constructing a stable and effective network of experts who are involved in [...]

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. [...]

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 Australian School Library Association (ASLA) is a federation of state and territory associations. Its website offers information on ASLA, its publications, professional development and research.

Australia
"The Australian Principals' Associations' Professional Development Council (APAPDC) was set up in 1993 to provide support for principals in their own professional development. It brings together primary and secondary State, Catholic and Independent principals' associations." Its website informs about the council, its projcets, publications and branches and provides links to [...]

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.

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 Amt für Berufsbildung (office for vocational education and training) is the supervisory body for basic vocational education and training. It is responsible for: advising apprentices, parents and trainers, all questions concerning legal and contractual matters, financing of vocational education and training and further education. The website offers basic information to all [...]

Malta
The Commission helps to meet the demand for an adequate number of professionals working in different fields related to disability, doing work that is supported by applied, scientific research. For instance, there is a training and research programme named PEKTUR for people with disabilities and their families, other concerned individuals, practitioners, administrators, policy [...]

United Kingdom
"The Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) is a national body, representing the interests of the Continuing Education/ Lifelong Learning community within Higher Education."

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.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"The Regional Training Unit is the education service's Leadership and Staff College in Northern Ireland. Leadership College supports the professional development of leaders and senior managers in all schools in Northern Ireland."

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 job market service (AMS) offers plenty of information on options for vocational and further education, vocational trends and tests for disposition. A compass for jobs and one for apprentices as well as the information programme "your choice" shall give vocational orientation. The job information centres (BIZ) yield for free a large variety of information media about [...]

Austria
The education and school service for development policy and global learning BAOBAB has the following schedule: documentation, selling and distributing of materials and media for development political education, specialist counselling, measures in training and continuing education (seminars and workshops), networking of initiatives in development political 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, [...]

Grenada
"TAMCC offers programmes in a wide range of disciplines spanning the Arts, Sciences and Technology. These programmes prepare individuals for advanced education as well as for direct entry into employment."

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 [...]

Saudi Arabia
TVTC is the national Saudi-Arabian board for supervision and coordination of technical education, vocational and continuing training. On its homepage the institution describes its tasks which comprise coordination and control in the following areas: technical education and vocational training, private technical education and training, community service and continuing training, [...]

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.

Ukraine
The portal of the Ukrainean School Server, developed in network co-operation with Polisch specialists, focuses above all on the European integration, the national school system, the application of new technologies, the provision of learning and teaching materials and offers information about opportunities for continuing education. On the homepage various links and a search [...]

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 [...]

Bahamas
The College of the Bahamas offers study degree programmes, continuing and distance education for various academic disciplines.

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. [...]

Poland
The portal of the Polish Education Server focuses above all on the European integration, the national school system, the application of new technologies, the provision of learning and teaching materials and offers information about opportunities for continuing education. On the homepage various links and a search facility are available.

Asia; Pacific Rim
The programme focuses on the Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI), Universalization of Primary Education (UPE) , and Promotion of Continuing Education for Development (CED). The main target groups include the marginalized and disadvantaged groups, especially, the under-served, un-reached and the children with special needs. The website provides information about strategies, program [...]

Latvia
The Latvian National Observatory is part of the National Observatory network launched by the European Training Foundation in 1996. It identifies priorities and gives advise on policies for further development of vocational training in Latvia by collecting data on, and carrying out structured assessments of vocational education, training and labour market reform.- This website [...]

Slovak Republic
The Slovak National Observatory is part of the National Observatory network launched by the European Training Foundation in 1996. It identifies priorities and gives advise on policies for further development of vocational training in Slovakia by collecting data on, and carrying out structured assessments of vocational education, training and labour market reform.- This website [...]

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 [...]

Switzerland
This agency for education and information technology was established by the administration of canton Zurich. Its objectives are to promote and to link activities in the following areas: use of information technology in education and learning, use of new media in learning, development of information competence, information technology as a subject at school and vocational [...]

Switzerland
The ZEM organizes didactical and educational-methodical training courses for teachers at schools of upper secondary level. In the range of quality development it provides training for school leaders and persons who are responsible for quality and advises schools in matters of quality development. The website provides an overview of the various training courses.

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 [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales
CES is promoting and supporting Catholic education in England and Wales. It represents the interests of Catholic schools and colleges of further and higher education and cooperates with church institutions.

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 [...]

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

Ireland
Skillnets is an enterprise led body that was set up in April 1999 to provide companies with new opportunities to develop relevant, effective answers to their training and development needs. Skillnets is responsible for the operation of The Training Networks Programme. Information on the programme (support, policies) and networking.

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.

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.

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, [...]

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 presents an overview about a professional journal "BZL". BZL contains themes about teacher education and further education of teachers and serves as a forum for conceptual and practical problems of teacher education.

New Zealand
NZATD is the professional association for workplace learning and performance / training and development for specialists in New Zealand. On the website information on the organisation and related branches, on affiliated organisations and events. Commented link list and a members area.

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.

Africa
The AfricaEducation homepage provides access to information in the area of education and development in Africa by offering links in different sections as curriculum resources, institutions, who's who, research reports, free resources ( services), school and other projects or online courses for teachers and learners. A text search engine is available to search the site and the [...]

Russian Federation
This website has been developed by the Moscow Department of Education on behalf of the City Government. It offers access to the structure of the Moscow Institute for Open Education and to questions regarding the teaching process. Besides Information about further training for managers of educational institutions and on educational standards and teaching aids is available. A [...]

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.

Ireland
Weboffer for students and graduates from \'The Association of Graduate Careers Services in Ireland (AGCSI) Several databases ( employers database, postgraduate courses, advice on jobs placements, student events, career services, academics-for academic staff working in higher education in Ireland).

Finland
Allianssi is an umbrella organisation for Finnish youth organisations offering educational services to local youth workers and organisations. It runs a Youth Policy Library (the collection contains some 13 000 publications and 200 volumes of journals and reviews) and maintains a Youth Info House (web service). Allianssi publishes the youth research magazine [...]

Canada
CCCF wants to improve the quality of child care services for Canadian families. Aims are to provide information to and facilitating "networking" among a broad range of target groups( e.g. child care organizations, educational institutions, government policy makers...). Furthermore CCCF wants to support initiatives and research to improve the quality of child care services. On [...]

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 [...]

Australia
SLASA informs about activities at South Australian school libraries and provides information on the profession of teacher librarians as well as further education offers, teaching material, internet ideas and a job database for them. Link to the RCTA (Resource Centre Teachers' Association) advocating the role of teacher librarians and to SASLA the South Australian Library [...]

United States
NSDC is the National Staff Development Council. It is a national non- profit association of about 10,000 educators, committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional development for everyone who affects student learning. The homepage links to information on standards, the NSDC Academy, membership, and on their publications. A quarterly [...]

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 [...]

Australia
"myfuture" (launched in 2002) is a high quality system, covering education, training and employment for all Australians. It is designed to explore skills and interests, identify possible career paths, develop career plan and research options for further study and training. With a guide (password necessary/free of charge) assistance in determining personal carrier can be [...]

Australia
NTIS is a database on vocational education and training in Australia. It contains detailed information about courses, qualifications, training packages, competency standards, new projects and a linklist of training organisations.

Australia
This page gives a short overview of the Australian education system with links to Australian education organisations and linklists of schools, vocational schools and institutions of higher education. The page belongs to the website of \'Southern Cross Education\' presenting information about Australia (Au-Pair, Language Studies...) and New Zealand.

Australia
The Education Portal is the online entry point to a comprehensive array of Commonwealth Government information and services concerning all aspects and levels of education in Australia. It also provides links to key education and training sites at the national, state and territory level.

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 [...]

Ireland
"Educationmatters" is Irelands foremost monthly educational journal, published as print version, in the Internet and can be obtained via Email. The Internet homepage provides up to date national and international information in all educational fields.The comprehensive information is offered mostly in short articles or fulltexts (only a few for download. A forum provides the [...]

South Africa, Republic
At the web site of the South African Government Information also the texts of all White Papers of the Government from 1994 to 2002 are listed; those dealing with education matters are: Early childhood development (2001); Special needs education (2001); Further education and training (1998); Higher education (1997); Public service training ( 1997); Education 1 and 2 (1995/96).

United Kingdom
"Education UK is the British Council’s official website for international students who are interested in a UK education. In 2012, the website received two million unique visitors worldwide. The British Council’s Education UK team connects international students with UK education". [Abstract: Site editor’s information]

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 [...]

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.

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. [...]

United States
The American Society for Continuing Education (ASCE) is one of the country's leading private providers of cost-effective, quality Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and tax professionals. Their CPE materials are used by thousands of accounting firms, individuals, corporations, universities, and government agencies. There is a particular link on CPE - [...]

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."

Scotland; United Kingdom
"HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) began operating as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Executive on 1 April 2001. HM Inspectors undertake first-hand, independent evaluations of the quality of educational provision. Each year we also investigate and publish reports on key aspects of education. Our collation, analysis and publication of the evidence and conclusions from [...]

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 [...]

international
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programmes. IACET certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines created in 1968.- These guidelines and criteria as well as a link list of authorised providers can be found on this website.

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.

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.

Scotland; United Kingdom
The site provided by the British Council offers information on all possibilities of education in Scotland and includes a database for course search.

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 [...]

Australia
The AQF is a unified system of 12 quality-assured qualifications in schools, vocational education and training and the higher education sector, i.e. vocational and academic qualifications are part of a single system. The Framework assists learners to plan their career progression, at whatever stage they are within their life time. The homepage provides information texts about [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Austria
Main tasks of ibw: 1) Studies focusing on the apprenticeship training. and the development of pedagogical and didactic concepts according to the framework of in-plant training. 2) Labour market analyses and qualificational research. 3) Studies on school education (secondary level), at universities or at "Fachhochschulen" (universities of applied sciences) . 4) Research and [...]

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. [...]

France
This website can be used as a very comprehensive entrance to information about the French education system, mainly school education. The index page offered here has links to texts (programs and courses) for the primary school, the general and the vocational secondary school, curriculum subjects the programs for the priority education zones, continuing education for teachers [...]

United States
ASA is a scientific and educational society founded in 1839 to promote excellence in the application of statistical science which serves the members of ASA as well as the broader scientific community. It offers different links and resources and leads to the ASA Center for Statistics Education.

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 [...]

France
INTERCARIF is the association of the Centres d\'Animation et de Ressources de l`Information sur la Formation (CARIF) and the Observatoires régionaux emploi formation (OREF) which exist in each French region. By clicking the single parts of the map a list of these regional centres is presented which shows the local resources of trainings, documentary sources and other [...]

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. [...]

Chile
INACAP is an organization, subject to private law, of the Chilenian entrepreneurs and the chambers of commerce and industry which provides programs of vocational training for many occupations in centres throughout the country, including continuing training and distance courses. The website gives information about these programs.

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.

Luxemburg
Search machine combining several catalogues on vocational training and further education in Luxembourg, mainly offers and providers in this area

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.

United Kingdom
"The Professional Association of Teachers (PAT) is an independent trade union and professional association for teachers, head teachers, lecturers; education support staff (PAtT) and, in our Professional Association of Nursery Nurses (PANN) section, nursery nurses, nannies and other childcarers". The site informs about the organisations activities and sub-sections.

Wales; United Kingdom
The Welsh Government offers basic data on the Welsh education system.

Scotland; United Kingdom
A wide range of statistical data and information on important aspects of the Scottish education system.

United Kingdom
"Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK".

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 [...]

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. [...]

Switzerland
The Swiss Federal Statistical Office offers in the subject area "Education and Sciences" plenty of up-to-date statistical data referring to all levels of education. These surveys provide an overall information on Switzerland but also on the single cantons. Almost all of these statistics can be downloaded.

France
The web-site of the professional association of French information and documentation specialists offers - besides information about the association - full texts about the fields and occupational profiles of the occupation, training courses and continuing education, congresses, and articles from the journal edited by ADBS. There are also lists of addresses of information [...]

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.

France
This URL provides all information about the private education sector in France. Among others there are links to texts about further education and labour market in this sector, publications and information materials.

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
HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational and training institutions outside the university sector. It is the legal successor to the National Council for Educational Awards (NCEA). On the website information can be obtained about the setting of standards for higher education and training awards, the validation of higher education and training [...]

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
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. [...]

international
The Society is a NGO and the "leading organisation of its kind". Its aim is "to implement and promote the growth of knowledge and skills in the field of international and intercultural communication, organisations, and policy". The homepage offers texts about respective training courses and a "Center of Gipsy Studies"

Tunisia
The website of the Tunisian Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment provides information about the structure and organization of the ministry, presentation of various training programs, studies, statistics and publications, as well as references for foreigners (emigrants) and links to foreign departments.

Europe
This Homepage reflects the mission of EUCEN: The European Universities Continuing Education Network is an organisation for universities concerned with the development of Continuing Education in Europe. Many European universities see themselves as international institutions. To establish a network for continuing education has been one way in which these universities can express [...]

United Kingdom
"This website provides online access to a selection of news stories and features from The TES and each of its magazines, as they are published. There is also a complete editorial archive, a fully searchable jobs database (from Summer 1998), a daily 'Hot News' service and the TES Staffroom, an open forum for anyone interested in 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.

United Kingdom
The website offers information about the BBC's educational programme, interactive language courses and a large number of online resources for schools and further education.

United Kingdom; Ireland
"eduserv CHEST negotiates for the supply of software, data, information, training materials and other IT related products to the Higher and Further Education community in the UK and Republic of Ireland".

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 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.

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.

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.

Mexico
REDEC is a network of UNAM, the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in the field of continuing education. This homepage offers information on current events, documents and continuing education courses by using modern technologies.

United States
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) serves education leaders in middle level schools and high schools, including administrators, teachers, students, and others interested in education and the welfare of today\'s youth. The site provides a wide range of services for members and non-members as professional development programs, information about [...]

Mexico
The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is one of the leading institutions at tertiary level in this country. It is famous for its high standards in view of teaching and research, particularly in the field of educational sciences and culture.- On this website the university provides information characterizing its profile: the provision of Open Education; Distance [...]

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.

Scotland; United Kingdom
"The Scottish Learning Network is a gateway to information, guidance, assessment and on-line education and training opportunities in Scotland". It is a project managed by Scottish Enterprise and offers a database of courses edited by the learning providers. There is also a link list to which anyone can add a resource and news about events. For those resident in Scotland a [...]

Ireland
"The Teachers' Union of Ireland is a Trade Union organising teachers and lecturers in Ireland engaged in post-primary, higher and further education". The website informs about the services provided for members and contains the full texts of the union's press releases and publications.

Canada
The National Institute of Disability Management and Research ( NIDMAR) is a cooperative venture between employers and trade unions which conducts research and education directed towards re- integrating disabled workers into the work place. The web site provides links, information on training programs, research activities, products and services, and information on REHADAT [...]

France
The website gives a list of courses which this private distance study institution provides. The focus is on the areas of commercial, administrative, social work and information / electronic technology occupations and foreign languages. The courses are classified in 9 categories and the prospective customer may order a complete description of the preferred course.

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
"AVETRA is Australia's only national, independent association of researchers in vocational education and training (VET)." Its web site provides information on the association, projects and useful link lists to information sources and related organisations.

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
SNOW is the branch of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University that focuses on inclusive education and learning. Our goal is to provide information and training for educators, parents and students with disabilities on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom as well as promote understanding of inclusive practices. Our resources are free [...]

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 [...]

United Kingdom
"The University and College Union has been formed by the amalgamation of the Association of University Teachers and NATFHE - The University & College Lecturers' Union. UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK."

Switzerland
Acting on behalf of the Federal Administration, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) provides tertiary-level basic and continuing training to VET/PET professionals. SFIVET also conducts research and development in the VET/PET field. SFIVET provides: Basic and continuing training of VET/PET professionals at vocational schools, professional [...]

United Kingdom
"This site contains the latest comprehensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics as well providing free access to a selection of recently released publications in downloadable pdf format". The statistics offered comprise all areas of general education and vocational education and training.

Australia
"Open Universities Australia is Australia's national specialist distance education agency. It is owned and partnered by seven universities. It handles student registration and provides a range of support services." Its website provides information on the 700 individual units from 70 different subject areas that are offered by over 20 Australian universities as well as [...]

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).

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.

France
The ADEAF is the association for French German-language teachers in France. It promotes the dissemination of German language in France and works in close cooperation with the DFJW / OFAJ (Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk / Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse), the Goethe institutes and Austrian cultural institutions and the French-language teachers` association in [...]

France
The institute is an organization of the Ministry for Youth and Sports. Its aims are to promote youth education, the activities of youth associations and actions in favour of adolescents and to develop international cooperation in these areas. The homepage offers links to: the French Youth Council, the documentary resources of INJEP ( databases and other services), [...]

Portugal
This web-site presents information about the activities and action fields of this department of the Education Ministry.

Portugal
The first button of the navigation bar "Topicos Gerais" provides (as many other sites of Education Ministries) extensive overviews about all parts of the Portuguese education system, politics, statistics, laws etc. The other buttons lead to the departments of the Ministry and their activities and services; a school-year calendar is also shown.

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

United Kingdom
"SEDA is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education, and was formed in 1993 by the merger of the Standing Conference on Educational Development (SCED) and the Staff Development Group of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). The Association for Education and Training [...]

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

United Kingdom; England
"The Council's main function is to distribute funds provided by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment. The Council funds education and research at 136 universities and higher education colleges in England. It also funds courses at 74 further education colleges, who receive their main funding from the Further Education Funding Council". There are full texts on the [...]

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 [...]

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
With special reference to the region Ile de France this site offers comprehensive information about vocational training and continuing training opportunities. Additionally, there are full texts about various issues of vocational education: official texts, legal documents and studies, programmes for the introduction of adolescents into the labour market and a special site [...]

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.

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. [...]

Netherlands
The Centre for Innovation of Education and Training is an independent institution serving the (formal) recognition and development of competencies, skills, expertise and knowledge. One of CINOP\'s main tasks is the conceptual development of powerful learning environments. E-learning and the development of multi-media are another concern. CINOP deals with applied research and [...]

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.

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

Scotland; United Kingdom
Responsibilities include: Further and higher education, science and lifelong learning, school education, training and skills, HM Inspectorate of Education and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, nurseries and childcare, children\'s services, children\'s hearings, social work and HM Social Work Inspectorate.

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