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ERIC Number: EJ1116391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Only a Matter of Education Policy Ideals? German Professors' Perception of the Bologna Process
Brändle, Tobias
Higher Education Quarterly, v70 n4 p354-383 Oct 2016
Recently, it has been discussed how actors at universities perceive the Bologna Process. However, there is a lack of understanding about the determinants influencing attitudes towards the reform. In particular, the relation between education policy ideals and perceptions of the Bologna Process has gone unobserved. Based on a survey at three universities in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, this article shows that a congruence of education policy ideals with the goals of the Bologna Process leads to a more positive perception of the reform. Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression models show that these findings are stable when controlled for socio-demographic characteristics, changes of everyday work and involvement in the implementation of the Bologna Process. Thus, it is worthwhile to take into account the education policy ideals of involved actors when analysing perceptions of educational reforms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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