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Comparing quality in Europe

Brennan, John, Goedegebuure, Leo C.J., Shah, Tarla, Westerheijden, Don F. and Weusthof, Peter J.M. (1993) Comparing quality in Europe. Higher Education in Europe, 18 (2). pp. 129-146. ISSN 0379-7724

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Identification Number: 10.1080/0379772930180210


As higher education begins to operate increasingly in a European framework, consequences for the assurance of quality in higher education are bound to become evident. A pilot study to develop a methodology for the comparison of quality across different higher education systems is described. The project involved comparison of ten study programmes in economics in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. A design derived from general considerations about the concept of quality and about the nature of higher education and different systems incorporated two stages. First was the collection of information and the processing of this information into manageable data sets; second was the assessment of the information by way of peer review. The proceedings and principal findings of both stages followed the overview of the project design. The article concludes by highlighting some implications of this pilot project for the future of quality assurance in higher education on a European scale.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 1993 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2014 17:37
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:34

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