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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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Barnett, Ronald – European Journal of Education, 1994
This paper argues that the quality evaluation trend in European higher education reflects the state's effort to gain greater control over higher education. First, performance indicators are imposed, and then this technical form of evaluation is used to steer the higher education system toward the labor market. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Maassen, P. A. M. – European Journal of Education, 1987
Concern about the legitimate role of the government in evaluating higher education institutions has developed as a result of a 1985 Dutch proposal for decentralization that combines a formal national quality control system with increased institutional autonomy through self-regulation. The issues are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries