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ERIC Number: EJ1122734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Global References, Local Translation: Adaptation of the Bologna Process Degree Structure and Credit System at Universities in Cameroon
Eta, Elizabeth Agbor; Vubo, Emmanuel Yenshu
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v14 n4 p492-512 2016
This article uses temporal comparison and thematic analytical approaches to analyse text documents and interviews, examining the adaptation of the Bologna Process degree structure and credit system in two sub-systems of education in Cameroon: the Anglo-Saxon and the French systems. The central aim is to verify whether such adaptation has replaced, re-enforced or modified existing practices. Secondly, the article analyses the factors that have influenced this adaptation. The results highlight the idea that education systems may demonstrate a level of awareness about global practices, but these practices are interpreted in their local contexts; thus, policy-makers "think globally but act locally."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cameroon
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