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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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Fredericks, M. M. H.; And Others – European Journal of Education, 1994
A study of the current program evaluation system in Dutch higher education consisted of a survey of institutions concerning their quality control and enhancement activities and 12 case studies of the experiences of universities and vocational institutions while conducting required self-evaluations and undergoing external evaluation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation
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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
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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