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IAESB Releases 2010 Handbook of International Education Pronouncements
The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has released the 2010 edition of its Handbook of International Education Pronouncements.
The 2010 Education Handbook contains the IAESB's suite of eight International Education Standards (IESs), including the Framework for International Education Standards for Professional Accountants (the Framework), as well as three International Education Practice Statements.
“The handbook brings together in one document a comprehensive compilation of standards and implementation guidance in the area of professional accounting education,” states Mark Allison, IAESB chair. “The document will assist those who are responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of accounting education programs for professional accountants.”
The handbook has been updated to include the new Framework document, a revised glossary that includes new terms from the Framework, and minor editorial corrections. The new Framework, which uses a more concise and simplified structure so that first-time readers can readily understand the content, sets out the underlying educational concepts, which the IAESB uses in its publications. These concepts will promote greater consistency in IAESB publications and help make the standard-setting process more efficient and effective. The new Framework replaces the previously existing Framework for International Education Pronouncements and the Introduction to the International Education Standards documents, which were published in October 2003.
How to Order
The handbook can be downloaded free of charge in PDF format from IFAC's Publications and Resources site: web.ifac.org/publications. Print copies are now available and can be ordered for US$50.00 plus shipping from the website or by calling IFAC at +1 (212) 471-8722. Discounts are available for students, academics, and individuals living in developing countries, as well as for orders of 10 or more copies.
About the IAESB and IFAC
The IAESB (www.ifac.org/education) develops education standards, guidance and information papers for use by IFAC member bodies under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAESB, and the IAESB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance.
IFAC (www.ifac.org) is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 159 members and associates in 124 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.