By Stefanie Schwarz, Don F. Westerheijden
This quantity offers a wealthy account of the advance of accreditation and evaluate in 20 eu international locations. It exhibits how accreditation is changing into a first-rate mechanism within the steerage of upper schooling throughout Europe. The booklet is exclusive in its research of forces riding in the direction of the unfold of other versions of accreditation within the rising eu larger schooling area.
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Extra resources for Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area (Higher Education Dynamics)
By an organisation of stakeholders. These accreditation processes cover only a small part of well-organised professions and are intended to control the quality of new entrants into the professional practice. They are not linked directly to the main evaluation scheme in the United Kingdom (see next section). Similarly, engineers and some other professions in Portugal are (going to be) involved in accreditationlike schemes for higher education programmes for their respective professions. The operational control over the process and quite often also over the criteria and standards in a national accreditation scheme lies, as a rule, with a national separate body which, at least in the operational aspects, is independent from both the government and the higher education institutions.
The federal system with shared responsibility of higher education between the states (Länder ( ) and the federal level (Bund) d made the higher education system extremely resistant to change. The Sorbonne and Bologna Declarations may thus be interpreted as creating external pressure to overcome internal inertia (van der Wende & Westerheijden, 2001). 36 SCHWARZ & WESTERHEIJDEN An additional impetus to establish or improve quality assurance schemes with an official nature seems to come from the press.
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Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area (Higher Education Dynamics) by Stefanie Schwarz, Don F. Westerheijden