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ERIC Number: ED539528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 70
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Bologna with Student Eyes. 2007 Edition
Mikkola, Anne, Ed.; Carapinha, Bruno, Ed.; Tuck, Colin, Ed.; Sithigh, Daithi Mac, Ed.; Aberg, Nina Gustafsson, Ed.; Brus, Sanja, Ed.
National Unions of Students in Europe
For the third time, ESIB has carried out a survey on the implementation of the Bologna Process. The first survey was in 2003 and the second was in 2005. Between the first two surveys the methodology developed substantially and this survey builds on the principles of the 2005 "Bologna With Student Eyes" report. This new report portrays the implementation of the Bologna Process from a student point of view. Through this, it is possible to get an understanding of how students, the main target group of the reforms in the framework of the Bologna Process, experience their situation. In general, implementation is speeding up, (at least in certain areas), but at the same time, malimplementation is for students as harmful--or even more so--than no reforms at all. Hence, the aim of this report is to analyse how the implementation and the progress towards 2010 is proceeding. There is a great need for comparing promises made and actions decided upon at the European level with what happens in reality at the national and local level, and in particular how students understand and perceive these debates. The report is divided into 9 chapters in which selected parts of Bologna Process reforms are discussed, also the transversal issue of the social dimension of the Bologna Process is discussed in detail in the 1st chapter. The primary source of data is a detailed web-based questionnaire, which included a range of qualitative and quantitative questions. The questions were designed by ESIB (based on a thorough review of past surveys and a consideration of active action lines and projects within the Bologna Process), and subjected to a pilot process in 2006. Data collection took place from October 2006 and onwards. Respondents were the organisations (national unions of students) that are current members of ESIB, although in the case of Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine, other organisations were invited to respond, as no national organisation was a member of ESIB. 36 countries have been surveyed and are covered in this report. Limited data is available from Denmark. The authors hope that this report sheds some light on the situation regarding the process of implementing the agreed reforms as students are experiencing it every day. A further wish is that the results of the report can help in implementing the Bologna Process reforms in a coherent and qualitative way so that present and future students will benefit fully from this pan-European reform process. A bibliography is included. (Contains 25 figures and 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: European Students' Union (ESU) (Belgium)
Identifiers - Location: European Union