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ERIC Number: EJ680809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-1
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
The Social Functions of Evaluation in Argentine and Finnish Higher Education
Valimaa, Jussi; Mollis, Marcela
Higher Education in Europe, v29 n1 p67-86 Apr 2004
This article examines the traditional assumption that higher education evaluation systems follow a similar global format. Comparative study examines institutional evaluation and assessment processes in two nation-states that are geographically and economically remote but which, historically, share a common civic perspective. The main research question of the study is: What are the similarities and differences in the social functions of evaluation and assessment between these two countries, the models of evaluation of which originate from the same "homogeneous model of institutional evaluation"? The study demonstrates that Finnish and Argentine models of evaluation are nationally and contextually bound by general ideas rather than being applications of a global model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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