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Ministerial task team on a national strategy for the recognition of prior learning: Final report incorporating a proposal for the national implementation strategy

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This report begins with a broad overview of pre-1994 RPL policy and research; post-1994 policy and implementation developments; developments from 2007; terms of reference and composition of the task team; approach of the task team; submission and engagements; parameters of the literature, existing research, and document and policy review; primary research undertaken for the RPL MTT process; vision for RPL implementation; terminology and definitions. The remainder of this report is structured as follows: Chapter 2 summarises and analyses key history, themes and issues from the international literature and research, as well as South African initiatives (focusing on RPL implementation, research and emerging institutional and sectoral models/approaches). Chapters 3-5 deal with stakeholder responses, research into RPL in SETAs, funding and resourcing, and legislative and policy issues. Chapter 6 presents an analysis of the key issues emerging from the preceding chapters. Chapter 7 presents key recommendations through the draft National RPL Implementation Strategy and a high-level action plan.

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