Quality Policy Supporting Education Policy

The Basis Of Quality Policy Is The Factors Which Are In The Field Of Education Considered Most Important For The Positive Development Of The Society. In The Indian Discussion On Education The Central Themes Are – Equality In Education - Lifelong Learning.

Equality in Education

Equal Opportunities For Personal Development And Self-Enhancement According To Individual Skills Is The Central Content Of Educational Equality. One Of The Indicators Of The Quality Of Education Policy Is That Students Coming From Different Cultural, Religious And Ethnic Background Have Equal Opportunities To Pursue Even Most Demanding Careers. It Is Also Important For The Equality Policy Of Education That Education Supports Various Forms Of Creative Artistic And Scientific Talent.

Due To The Expanded Unemployment And Migration A Growing Number Of People Are Confronting The Risk Of Exclusion As Users Of The Cultural Services Provided By The Society, And As Promoters Of A Humane And Democratic Development Of The Society. Quality Policy Of Education Can Promote The Possibilities Of An Entire Age Group To Acquire Basic Education Of Such A Quality That Everyone Has The Equal Citizen's Skills, Guaranteed By European Citizenship, And Good Possibilities For Personal Development.

Equality Between Sexes Is One Of The Most Important Goals In Democratic Educational Policy. This Means That Men And Women Have Equal Opportunities To Develop Their Skills. One Indicator For Equality In Education Is That People Belonging Into Special Groups Get Practical Help For Being Able To Study In As Demanding Programs As Possible Without Having Any Practical Obstacles. This Objective Is Generally Regarded As Very Important In The Field Of Education. An Extensive Research Among Adult Population Has Shown That Assisting People With Learning Difficulties And Other Support Measures For Improving The Prerequisites For Learning Are Regarded As Most Important Tasks Of School.

Quality Policy Of Education Can Also Be Used To Secure That Nobody Has To Drop Out Of Basic Education Due To Financial Problems. Removing Financial Obstacles Is An Important Means Of Promoting Social Cohesion.

Lifelong Learning

The Significance Of Lifelong Learning Has Grown Particularly Fast In The Recent Decades. Partly The Rapid Changes In Working Life, Partly The Relatively Poor Level Of Education Among The Elderly Workers Have Demanded A Very Fast Increase Of The Provision Of Both Formal, Certificate-Oriented Education And Continuing Education Improving Vocational Qualifications In Most Of The Indian Countries.

Combining Formal And Informal Education Will Be A Particularly Great Challenge, Already In The Near Future. Informal Education Is Here Used To Refer To Open, Non Planned Learning At Work And Outside Of Work, Learning By Doing, By Experience And By Chance. It Is A Basic Form Of Human Learning Which Is Not Adequately Acknowledged And Supported By Formal Education Systems In Different Countries. ”Lifelong Learning For All” Principle Cannot Be Realized Unless This Idea Of” Informal Learning Of All” Is Not Included In The New Society Of Learning And The Culture Of Learning.

One Solution For The Systematization Of Informal Learning And For Securing The Level Of Learning Is The System Of Competence-Based Qualifications, Under Development In Several Countries. It Is Particularly Appropriate For Secondary And Tertiary Level Education For Demonstrating The Level Of Learning, And Also For Managing The Objectives Of Individual, Often Unsystematic Learning. The Requirement Level Of Competence-Based Qualification Is Determined, But The Method By Which The Level Is Achieved Can Vary.