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DISCED-15, Field of education, completed educations v1.0:-2017


DISCED-15, Field of education, completed educations v1.0:-2017


DISCED-15 is an overall classification that organizes programs and education programs in four independent dimensions: Main Area, Type of Education, Level of education and Field og education.

DISCED-15 has been developed to support comparability of education statistics - both at national and international level.Thus, DISCED-15 must be able to serve as a useful classification system across statistics-producing authorities in the education sector in Denmark, while ensuring a clear connection to the international classification system ISCED. In order to ensure flexibility, the DISCED-15 classification is based on a "building block approach" where the main area, education type, level and field of education are independent variables.

Field of education in DISCED-15 ensures complete comparability between national and international education classification. The classification of the programs within the individual subject areas is independent of the level of education. The basic principle in the construction of the subject areas follows the idea of which employment / sectoral area of education is oriented towards future employment.

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January 31, 2017


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