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ERIC Number: EJ783836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Phases, Levels and Circles in Policy Development: The Cases of Higher Education and Environmental Quality Assurance
Huitema, Dave; Jeliazkova, Margarita; Westerheijden, Don F.
Higher Education Policy, v15 n2 p197-215 Jun 2002
This article examines parallel developments in the fields of quality assurance in higher education and in environmental policy. Starting from empirically grounded analytical frameworks for the two fields separately, Fischer's framework of policy argumentation is overlaid on both to gain deeper understanding of underlying similarities and contrasts. We argue that quality management in the field of higher education faces choices already addressed in environmental quality assurance. In the light of these practical and theoretical lessons, the relative success with higher education quality assurance may be less of a reason for optimism. (Contains 8 footnotes, 2 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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