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French Equivalent: Classification internationale type de l'éducation (CITE)

The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 1997) is the revised version of the International Standard Classification of Education which was adopted by UNESCO's General Conference in replacement of the former version. Since 1998, the new classification has been used in the international collection of education statistics. It is accompanied by the ISCED Operational Manual.

The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-97) is used to define the levels and fields of education . For details on ISCED 1997 and how it is nationally implemented see Classifying Educational Programmes: Manual For ISCED-97 Implementation in OECD Countries (Paris, 1999). (Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary).

Source Publication:
UNESCO Institute for Statistics website.

Cross References:
Advanced Research Qualifications (ISCED 6)
Educational attainment
Educational qualifications
Level of education
Lower secondary education (ISCED 2)
Post-secondary non-tertiary level of education (ISCED 4)
Pre-primary education (ISCED 0)
Primary education (ISCED 1)
Tertiary-type A education (ISCED 5A)
Tertiary-type B education (ISCED 5B)
Upper secondary education (ISCED 3)


Classification Indicator: Classification

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, August 28, 2007