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ERIC Number: EJ771938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Toward a European Model of Higher Education: Processes, Problems, and Promises
Kirkwood-Tucker, Toni Fuss
European Education, v36 n3 p51-69 Fall 2004
An education revolution is sweeping across the European Community. Like a chilling wind from the east, Europeans have been rudely awakened to the reality that reforming its system of higher education is of great urgency if its goal of becoming a competitive regional powerhouse is to be realized. As public opinion and a growing awareness of the academic, economic, and political world deepens relationships among the fifteen member nations, they are determined to establish a Europe of Knowledge that is more complete and far-reaching by strengthening its cultural, intellectual, social, scientific, and technological possibilities. A Europe of Knowledge is recognized as an irreplaceable factor for social and human growth and an indispensable component for the consolidation and strengthening of European citizenship. It is envisioned to give its citizens the necessary competencies to prepare them for the challenges of the new millennium and to give them awareness of shared values and a sense of belonging to a common cultural space. Europeans are convinced that education reform through cooperation strengthens democratic societies in building a more peaceful world. This article addresses the processes, problems, and promises of the European higher education reform movement. A case study of the German model is included. (Contains 43 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany