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Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The history of (external) quality assurance schemes in European higher education since ca. 1980 is sketched in this article. The three pioneering countries in Western Europe are taken as models of different developments and contrasted with the rise of accreditation in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. Using theoretical insights, the dynamics…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Educational History