The Korean GED

Twice a year thousands of people without a high school diploma, and some with, sit for the examination that, if passed, will allow them to apply to university or college studies in South Korea. These applicants are adult learners who dropped out of high

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Accreditation Chameleon Part II: How to Sell a Contradiction

Today we’re going to pick up right where we left off in Part I on understanding issues related to recognized study in credential evaluation. Imperfect Evidence The most common threat to properly understanding the recognition status of an institution or p

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Accreditation Chameleon Part I: You Come and Go

What does recognition mean? What is the use of accreditation? Depending on where I’m standing on our fair planet, the answer to those questions could be quite different. Understanding what it means for a higher education institution to be “recognized” an

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Harmony or Discord? Common Challenges in Evaluating International Music Education

In the field of applied comparative education, credentials offered by conservatories of music can present unique challenges to credential evaluators. Basic steps in the evaluation process, such as determining academic recognition, educational level, or d

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“You shall not . . . Pass!”, or How to Figure Out What the Pass Grade Means

Finding grade equivalents from a diversity of different grading systems is a big challenge for the credential evaluator. From scales using points, ranges, letters, different combinations of letters, marks, word descriptors, or even geometric symbols, ana

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