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

By Stefanie Schwarz, Don F. Westerheijden

This quantity provides a wealthy account of the advance of accreditation and overview in 20 ecu nations. The authors are leaders within the box and so they have cooperated during this attempt through writing richly various, frequently deep and insightful analyses of the placement of their state. the 2 editors have further a synopsis detailing the most traits, and sketching commonalities in addition to contrasts within the advancements throughout Europe. The ebook exhibits how accreditation is changing into a chief mechanism within the steerage of upper schooling far and wide Europe. The publication 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 zone. Readers will receive an updated photo of the situation of accreditation within the framework of evaluate actions in Europe. they are going to achieve an realizing of why accreditation and overview structures have developed the best way they've got, and therefore, they are going to receive extra life like perspectives on possibilities for ecu comparison and cooperation during this area.

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18 SCHWARZ & WESTERHEIJDEN is going to be a bi-national accreditation organisation, showing that national systems are no longer the only units to consider in the European higher education landscape. At the same time, this example shows the difficulty of working across state borders: the legal frameworks, although having the same intention, are not quite the same, and operationally the NAO is discovering that ‘the devil is in the details’. Virtually all accreditation and evaluation schemes apply to higher education institutions within the country.

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