National Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning: The Cases of Europe and Turkey
Lifelong learning offers opportunities include everybody from primary and secondary school students to adults, from the profession education interns to university students, from people who need for basic skills to professional about education. Establishing national qualifications framework within lifelong learning is a new issue that emerged on necessity in recently. Certificates revealing knowledge, ability and qualification of people gained throughout their educational lives, while labour force mobility has become easier in a way to increase competitiveness. Educational attainment of people during their life need standard qualification framework in terms of validity and recognition. Foremost European Union Countries, including Turkey started to determine their own national qualifications framework considering the European Quality Framework. The aim of these standards is to help people acquire qualifications which make efficient and productive lifelong learning. This work aims to explain the importance and the functions of National Quality Framework within lifelong learning; European Qualification Framework is being explained as a basis on emerging of the National Qualifications Framework and lastly current development of lifelong learning in both European Countries and Turkey.
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