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Ferreira, Camino; Vidal, Javier; Vieira, María José – European Journal of Education, 2014
The main objective of this article is to analyse the importance given to student guidance and diversity in the standards and criteria used in the quality accreditation and evaluation processes in Europe and the US. Agencies selected in this study are the members of ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), EQAR…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Guidelines, Standards
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Reisz, Robert D.; Stock, Manfred – European Journal of Education, 2012
In Western Europe, especially in Germany, private higher education is generally perceived as an alternative to public higher education for students from relatively affluent families; more broadly, there is a general perception that attending a private higher education institution is correlated to wealth. This perception is influenced by private…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges
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Douglass, John Aubrey – European Journal of Education, 2012
What accounts for the rapid growth in the For-Profit (FP) higher education sector in the US? How will its growth influence educational opportunity and degree attainment rates in a country that first pioneered a mass higher education built largely on expanding public colleges and universities? The current US experience is a version of what I call…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Free Enterprise System, Public Colleges, Educational Attainment
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Bieber, Tonia; Martens, Kerstin – European Journal of Education, 2011
Although originally created for economic purposes, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has increasingly gained weight in education policy in recent years and is now regarded as an international authority in the field, particularly through its "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA), which was…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Governance
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Haug, Gut – European Journal of Education, 1996
A study examined patterns in college student mobility between the United States and European countries, including size and direction of flow and patterns in student characteristics. Emphasis is on differences between American and European sides of the system. Development and significance of a new program for cooperation and mobility in…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Suda, Zdenek – European Journal of Education, 1979
The problem of overqualification is related to the educational aspirations in a comparative cross-national study using data collected in opinion surveys in four European countries (Finland, France, Federal Republic of Germany, and Poland) and the United States. (JMF)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Economic Factors