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Hazelkorn, Ellen – European Journal of Education, 2014
Ten years after the first global rankings appeared, it is clear that they have had an extraordinary impact on higher education. While there are fundamental questions about whether rankings measure either quality or what's meaningful, they have succeeded in exposing higher education to international comparison. More so, because of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Global Approach
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Westerheijden, Don F.; Stensaker, Bjørn; Rosa, Maria J.; Corbett, Anne – European Journal of Education, 2014
The emergence and development of quality assurance schemes in European countries over the last 15-20 years has inspired many national case studies of the systems and procedures adopted. The methods, contexts, and procedures associated with this policy change are diverse. But although individual countries have set about changing policy in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Blok, Henk; Karsten, Sjoerd – European Journal of Education, 2011
In many European countries and in North America, home education is a viable alternative for education at school. Parents who want to home school their child are legally allowed to do so, although some countries impose rather strict conditions. This article concentrates on the way authorities supervise or inspect the quality of home education. A…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Inspection, Foreign Countries, Parents as Teachers
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Hofman, W. H. Adriaan; Hofman, Roelande H.; Gray, John M. – European Journal of Education, 2010
15 European countries were classified into four types in an international comparative study. The country profiles are based on indicators of the key concepts' funding, governance and choice. This research attempts to answer the question of how the quality of schooling of these types of education systems progressed as from 1995 and what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Surveys
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Dodds, Anneliese – European Journal of Education, 2005
In both Britain and France, evaluation has been seen as one element of national strategies to internationalise higher education (HE), with the spread of evaluation indicating policy convergence. However, there are dangers in describing the cross-national adoption of evaluation as an instance of policy transfer in higher education. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Quality Control, Comparative Analysis
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Potocki-Malicet, Danielle; Holmesland, Icara; Estrela, Maria-Teresa; Veiga-Simao, Ana-Margarida – European Journal of Education, 1999
Three different approaches to the evaluation of higher education in European and Scandinavian countries are examined: evaluation of a single discipline across institutions (Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, northern Germany); evaluation of several disciplines within certain institutions (France, Germany); and internal evaluation of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy