Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher by Stefanie Schwarz, Don F. Westerheijden

By Stefanie Schwarz, Don F. Westerheijden

This quantity offers a wealthy account of the improvement of accreditation and review in 20 ecu nations. The authors are leaders within the box they usually have cooperated during this attempt by way of writing richly diverse, usually deep and insightful analyses of the placement of their kingdom. the 2 editors have additional a synopsis detailing the most traits, and sketching commonalities in addition to contrasts within the advancements throughout Europe. The publication exhibits how accreditation is changing into a major mechanism within the steerage of upper schooling far and wide Europe. The ebook is exclusive in its research of forces using in the direction of the unfold of other types of accreditation within the rising eu greater schooling zone. Readers will receive an updated photograph of the situation of accreditation within the framework of evaluate actions in Europe. they are going to achieve an knowing of why accreditation and evaluate structures have advanced the way in which they've got, and to that end, they'll receive extra real looking perspectives on possibilities for eu comparison and cooperation during this area.

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In the Netherlands, the Netherlands Accreditation Organisation (NAO) retains the right to give final accreditations, and the ‘fieldwork’ organisations are called ‘visiting and judging institutes’. In both cases, these fieldwork organisations can have different make-ups, including representation by stakeholders such as the professions. The more developed German case would show, however, that the academic oligarchy often controls the fieldwork organisations, although the organisations that accredit a single academic area may well be under the control of the profession (explicitly so when they control access to the labour market, as in Portugal or the United Kingdom).

Universities of the Future: Transatlantischer Dialog; Universities of the Future: Research, Knowledge Acquisition, Corporate Identity, and Management Strategies. Transatlantic Conference, Bonn, June 2002. Dok&Mat, 45/46. Bonn: DAAD. , & Rehburg, M. (2004). Bachelor and master degrees in Germany: A true reform or just partial changes? Summary of a national empirical study. Kassel: Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work (unpublished). , & Rehburg, M. (2004).

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