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COST action A11 : evaluation and assessment of flexibility, mobility and transferability in European countries pages:15-39
In this paper we like to accomplish two things. First, we present the education system in Flanders. As a consequence of the federalization of Belgium in 1989, education issues became the responsibility of the Flemish community. However, certain subjects, like duration of compulsory education, minimal conditions for granting diplomas and pension plans, remain the authority of the Federal Parliament. Secondly, we like to give an overview of research in vocational and technical secondary education. Because this term has different meanings in Europe, we will provide research concerning assessment in technical and vocational secondary education, and tertiary education in general. The information for this overview is gathered in different databases concerning educationl and information received from several research groups in Flanders.