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ERIC Number: ED539510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 136
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Bologna at the Finish Line: An Account of Ten Years of European Higher Education Reform
Bartolo, Daniela; Bjerke, Christian Hemmestad; Blattler, Andrea; Deca, Ligia; Gielis, Inge; Karlsson, Solvi; Nielsen, Kristine Bak; Pall, Allan; Rytkonen, Petri; Santa, Robert; Szabo, Melinda
European Students' Union (NJ1)
The European Students' Union (ESU) has been writing about the student perspective on the Bologna Process since it get formally involved in it. Four editions of the students' independent stocktaking report "Bologna With Student Eyes" between 2003 and 2009 shed light on the perception of those stakeholders, which are probably mostly targeted on the Bologna Process. The aim of "Bologna at the Finish Line" is different. With this publication--courageous enough to also critically review the work since 2001 when ESU got involved in the Bologna Process--ESU is attempting to take stock of the development over the ten years of life of the Bologna Process. "Bologna at the Finish Line" measures the evolution of educational policy development and implementation in Europe in a temporal evolution, as opposed to taking a "snapshot" of one specific moment in time. This affects the selection of methodology, but also puts a strong emphasis on the analytical process. "Bologna at the Finish Line" is forward-looking and presents both the challenges and opportunities facing the European Higher Education Area. "Bologna at the Finish Line" is based on a comprehensive analysis of key publications and other relevant documents. The literature gathered through this exercise was put into matrices and systematically analysed. The data material consists of background documents, Bologna stocktaking reports, general reports for the Ministerial conferences, working group reports, Bologna seminars, other stakeholder publications and statistics. The in-depth analysis of these documents provides data about the context and the history of the main policy developments, as well as information and understanding about recent and possible future developments. In addition, it provides an insight into how other stakeholders perceive the series of Bologna reforms. Appended are: (1) Abbreviations; and (2) Authors. Individual sections contain references. (Contains 16 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: European Students' Union (ESU) (Belgium)
Identifiers - Location: European Union