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 advance of accreditation and evaluate in 20 ecu nations. It exhibits how accreditation is turning into a primary mechanism within the guidance of upper schooling throughout 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 ecu larger schooling area.

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In Flanders and in the Netherlands, separate evaluation schemes existed for universities and for colleges (before the introduction of accreditation in 2003). 2), we mentioned that co-operation between state and academe was not very close. The ’ideal type’ of this would be the development of evaluation schemes in the United Kingdom under the Thatcher government, which was a clear example of evaluation as an instrument which showed a dramatic lack of trust in the performance of the (university part of) the higher education system (Trow, 1994, 1996), while ostensibly maintaining the institutions’ autonomy.

Westerheijden, D. F. (2002). Phases, Levels and Circles in Policy Development: The Cases of Higher Education and Environmental Quality Assurance. Higher Education Policy, 15(3-4). ACCREDITATION AND EVALUATION IN EUROPE 39 Jeliazkova, M. (2001). Running the maze: interpreting external review recommendations. Quality in Higher Education, 8(1), 89-96. , & Westerheijden, D. F. (2000). Het zichtbare eindresultaat. Den Haag: Algemene Rekenkamer. , & Westerheijden, D. F. (2002). Systemic adaptation to a changing environment: Towards a next generation of quality assurance models.

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