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Subject/Keyword
Quality Assurance Framework
professional recognition
foreign credentials
Immigration
Canada
credentialism
professions
credential assessment
licensing
postsecondary education
policy analysis
document analysis
credential recognition
policy
credential theory
credentials
higher education
occupations
certification
international
international credentials
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Okonkwo, Chisomaga CN
Supervisor and department
Kachur, Jerry
Examining committee member and department
Hunter, Darryl
Briton, Derek
Department
Department of Educational Policy Studies
Specialization
Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education
Date accepted
2017-03-01T11:40:13Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Master of Education
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Issues of recognition and assessment of international credentials within Canada can be traced back decades to the early stages of the influx of international credentials into the country. Although methods to address these resulting issues have continued through the years, recurring issues related to the recognition of foreign credentials are repeatedly highlighted and lamented over. Therefore, this study analyzes attempts to address these issues through public policies such as the most recent pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework, intended to facilitate the assessment and recognition of international credentials across Canada. Using a pragmatic research paradigm, this study undertakes an analysis of public policies at the national, provincial and trans-provincial level to discover current approaches toward foreign credential recognition in Canada and how they are addressing the issues that are frequently raised regarding credential recognition and assessment. The study found that while more can still be done, substantial attempts have been made in addressing issues around the recognition of international credentials. However, a skew towards race as the key variable in issues of foreign credential recognition, although important, often overshadows a number of other critical factors that are just as or perhaps more important to consider in the credential recognition landscape.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R32F7K37C
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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