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American Degrees

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made on the evaluation of American degrees for the purposes of pay of teachers in the United Kingdom with such degrees.

Under the provisions of the "School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document 1987" it is for local authorities to take a view on whether American and other overseas qualifications are of equivalent standard to a United Kingdom degree. Local authority employer and teacher union representatives are holding discussions with the National Academic Recognition Information Centre to consider how degrees from the USA might be scrutinised with greater sensitivity to assess equivalence.