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ERIC Number: ED539376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2920-1023-2
Higher Education in Europe 2009: Developments in the Bologna Process
Crosier, David; Ruffio, Philippe
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission
This report takes a partial look at the emerging European Higher Education Area (EHEA). It is partial in two ways--the selection of topics for consideration, and the type of information gathered for analysis. Rather than attempting to cover the full range of issues and challenges that need to be addressed to ensure the success of the EHEA, the choice has been taken to focus on a few priority topics identified by the previous Eurydice Bologna report, Focus on the Structure of Higher Education in Europe 2006/07, as issues in need of improvement. The overall picture in 2009 reveals that substantial progress has been made in all the areas that have been examined, and the benefits of enhanced European cooperation brought about through the Bologna process are evident. Yet as European higher education is dynamic and evolving in a fast-changing context, the reform process itself is continually creating new challenges as a consequence of the ways in which implementation has been addressed in each country. Thus the need to intensify cooperation at European level is becoming ever more acute, with improved monitoring mechanisms being essential to assess the impact of reforms. While much progress has been made in structural reform, the focus of attention and cooperation must now seek to combine national policy-making and system development with the content and reality of implementation in higher education institutions. A glossary is included. (Contains 17 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)