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Macarov, David – European Journal of Education, 1987
Educational systems have been based on the assumption that the purpose and preferred activity in life is work, with the role of education to prepare students to make a living. Social and technological change forecast a world in which few people work, requiring drastically altered social and educational values. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Henkel, Mary – European Journal of Education, 1998
Reviews development of evaluation studies together with key epistemological and conceptual issues. Uses identified concepts to analyze peer review, the traditional mode of evaluation in higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and other European countries. Lists criteria for improvement, including: range of knowledge; critical analysis…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Harman, Grant – European Journal of Education, 1998
Explores quality-assurance mechanisms for higher education and their use as a government policy instrument. Outlines several national or system-level approaches adopted worldwide; reviews an Australian quality-assurance program conducted from 1993 to 1995 and its successor program; and comments on ways in which the government used quality…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship