Initiatives in education about standardization

This section contains a collection of articles, policy documents, academic research articles that describe how standardization is integrated into education in various countries, mostly in higher education at the university level. Additionally, it comprises an overview of initiatives in primary and secondary level institutions related to education, training and awareness raising on standardization and related topics.

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Country Organization Activities Agreements
Albania DPS
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Teacher awards
  • Local authorities
  • Regional Education Directory; Public Universities such as Polytechnic University, Tirana University and a private university ("wisdom" university).
  • Other agencies
Argentina IRAM
  • Lectures in schools
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Buenos Aires City Government
Armenia SARM
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
Australia SA
  • Lectures in schools
  • Student competitions
Azerbaijan AZSTAND
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of education
Bangladesh BSTI
  • Undergraduate and post graduate students visit the NSB to see the National Quality Infrastructure components like: Standardization, Metrology, Testing and Certification activities in operation but not primary and secondary school students.
  • University teachers
Bhutan BSB
  • Teacher awards
  • Other agencies
Bolivia IBNORCA
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Other
  • Universities and technical institutions.
Botswana BOBS
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of education
Brazil ABNT
  • Wide-range study to develop an education programme on standardization
Colombia ICONTEC
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of education
  • Universities
Costa Rica INTECO
  • Organization of events
  • Two members of INTECO's Board of Directors belong to the education sector.
Denmark DS
  • Lectures in schools
  • Organization of events
  • Lectures, both by Danish Standards and the Danish Standards Foundation. Organization of events and translation of texts from standards by the Danish Standards Foundation for inclusion in teaching materials.
  • Other
  • Education of industry
Ecuador INEN
  • Training in all areas of standardization Vocational training
  • Technical secretariat and vocational training.
Egypt EOS
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
Eritrea ESI
  • Lectures in schools
  • Student competitions
Ethiopia ESA
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Teacher awards
  • Ministry of education
  • Universities
France AFNOR
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Ministry of education
Germany DIN
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • School competitions/awards
Ghana GSA
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
Guatemala COGUANOR
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
Iceland IST
  • Lectures in schools
Iran ISIRI
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • ISIRI is particularly active at the higher education level.
  • Other
  • Ministry of education
  • Teacher associations
  • Ministry of Science, Research and Technology
Japan JISC
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Competitions on familiar standards for primary school students with prizes are held every year at the plenary meeting of the All Japan Metrology Congress, sponsored by METI.
  • Other
  • ArTech
Jordan JSMO
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
Kazakhstan KAZMEMST
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
Luxembourg ILNAS
  • Other
  • Ministry of education
  • Other agencies
Macedonia(F.Y.R.O.M.) ISRM
  • Lectures in schools
  • Ministry of education
Malawi MBS
  • Lectures in schools
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
Malaysia DSM
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
  • Smart partnership with non-governmental and industry associations to promote education on standards, e.g. an agreement with a Malaysian consumer association of standards users (Standards Users).
Malta MCCAA
  • Lectures in schools
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • Teacher associations
  • Regular articles in "The Teacher" magazine.
Mauritius MSB
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • School competitions/awards
  • There are no agreements with organizations such as local authorities, etc. but several of them participate as experts in MSB technical committees for the development of standards.
Montenegro ISME
  • Various awareness raising events, workshops and conferences Training for SMEs
  • - The Chamber of Commerce, - Center for Quality (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), - Bureau of Metrology, and - Accreditation Body of Montenegro ISME has no formal relationship with public authorities responsible for education but representatives of educational institutions (mainly universities) participate in each of its 10 technical committees.
Namibia NSI
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • In consultation with Namibia Institute for Educational Development (NIED), NSI plans to introduce concepts and elements of quality and productivity into the school education system at the primary and secondary education levels.
  • Ministry of education
Netherlands NEN
  • Lectures in schools
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of Economy
Nicaragua MIFIC
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of education
Norway SN
  • Lectures in schools
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Local authorities
Poland PKN
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
  • Local authorities
  • Mazovian Education Superintendent, Warsaw Bureau of Education, National Centre for Supporting Vocational and Continuing Education.
Portugal IPQ
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Teacher awards
  • Other
  • Ministry of education
  • National Agency for the Qualification of Vocational Schools
Qatar QS
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Local authorities
  • Qatar University Supreme Education Council
Rwanda RBS
  • Lectures in schools
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
  • Local authorities
  • The Rwanda Education Board (REB)
Saudi Arabia SASO
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Preparing brochures about school supplies, seat belts, and giving guidance about tires as well as Consumer and Quality magazine articles: electric heater, stove, energy efficiency lable and electrical plugs.
  • Hail University
Singapore SPRING SG
  • Organization of events
  • School competitions/awards
  • InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore for the promotion of IT standards. Singapore Chemical Industry Council for the promotion of chemical standards.
South Africa SABS
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Successful "take a girl to work" campaign that runs nationwide to expose young ladies to possible careers in standardization.
Spain AENOR
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Organization of events
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • Ministry of education
  • Local authorities
Sri Lanka SLSI
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
Swaziland SWASA
  • Student competitions
  • No formal agreement. SWASA has just opened a national competition for all schools.
Thailand TISI
  • Lectures in schools
  • Development of textbooks or other materials
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Student competitions
  • School competitions/awards
  • Ministry of education
  • Memorandum of understanding with respect to raising awareness of standardization within the education sector. Through educating teachers on the role and importance of standardization, the objective is to integrate standardization into the classroom lessons, to encourage students to participate in standardization activities and upgrade their knowledge and experience in this area.
Trinidad and Tobago TTBS
  • Lectures in schools
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
USA ANSI
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Organization of Teacher camps by NACE International - the Corrosion Society - in cooperation with ASM Distribution of a C-Kit to teachers for use in the classroom by the NACE Foundation Preparation of a "Lift safety" DVD and other safety materials by the Automotive Lift Institute
  • Other
  • Other agencies
United Kingdom BSI
  • BSI staff member as Governor for local primary school BSI education website BSI Education Stakeholder's Group Communicating about standards bodies and education related news
  • Local authorities
  • London Borough of Hounslow Local Education Agency TES Magazine
Yemen YSMO
  • Lectures in schools
  • Visits of students to NSBs, SDOs, companies, laboratories etc.
  • Ministry of education
  • Local authorities
  • Teacher associations
  • Other agencies