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Rincón, Virginia; Barrutia, Jon – European Journal of Education, 2017
In the current context of globalisation it seems inevitable that the international openness of universities would also lead to efforts to attract foreign students. In the case of Spain, this is more necessary, insofar as the drop in population, the existence of other quality educational offerings, and the greater number of public and private…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Herbst, Mikolaj; Rok, Jakub – European Journal of Education, 2014
This article shows how the probability of enrolment in tertiary schools has evolved for different social groups in Poland during the period of the educational boom. It also analyses how the socio-economic status influences the choices between full-time and part-time studies (the latter being of relatively low quality), and the probability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Lazzari, Arianna – European Journal of Education, 2012
According to the findings of a recent European study on competence requirement for the early childhood education and care workforce, competent systems that succeed in achieving high levels of professionalism are embedded in coherent public policies that build on consultation with key stakeholders, particularly at local level. In order to flourish,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Burgess, Robert G.; Pole, Christopher J.; Band, Susan – European Journal of Education, 1998
Main trends and developments in British graduate study in the last decade are examined, including establishment of organizational structures to reduce graduate student isolation; graduate curriculum development; concern with completion rates; and issues surrounding quality of graduate courses, especially through academic audit and teaching quality…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1988
European higher education policies that were first developed as an empirical, short-term response to financial difficulties at the start of the decade have now assumed a long-term strategic character that affects the relationships between government and higher education and between society and higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Efficiency
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Brunner, Jose Joaquin – European Journal of Education, 1993
Changes in the Chilean system of higher education brought and intended by reforms begun in 1980 are outlined, and their effects on system-level operation, institutional administration, educational quality, internal efficiency (enrollment and graduation rates, costs and expenditures), and equality of educational opportunity are examined. Mixed…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Valimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Education, 1994
Recent trends in Finnish higher education are examined, from the formulation of national policy since the 1980s to recent experiments in financing and accountability, efforts at promoting efficiency, and the conflict between traditional academic collegiality and imposition of government decision making. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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de Rudder, Helmut – European Journal of Education, 1994
The absence, until very recently, of widespread debate on policy concerning quality assurance in German higher education is attributed to the fact that, historically, German education has been highly standardized and those standards were presumed to persist even with mass higher education. Current expansion and economic crises have stimulated…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Wende van der, Marijk – European Journal of Education, 1996
Trends in college student mobility to/from the Netherlands are examined, and specific themes are discussed in the context of public policy: recognition periods of study abroad; teaching/studying of English as a Second Language; personal learning styles in a new environment; quality assurance; employer evaluation of study abroad experience; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Credits, College Students, Cost Effectiveness
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Maassen, Peter A. M. – European Journal of Education, 1997
Discusses higher education quality and its evaluation in Europe from historical and political perspectives, tracing the concept of quality control from medieval university models to the modern research university. Examines recent changes in the political context of European education and analyzes their consequences in three national contexts:…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1994
Western Europe's demand for quality higher education at lower cost is discussed. It is argued that the criteria for quality are determined by external interests, including governments looking for economic development through an improved labor market. The situations in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom are considered.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends