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ERIC Number: EJ799708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
"The Bologna Process" A European Response to Global Competition in Higher Education
Pechar, Hans
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v37 n3 p109-125 Sep 2007
The Bologna Process is the most important recent development in higher education policy at the European level. Initially North America observed this reorganisation of Europe's higher education architecture with some scepticism and even mild irony--if not outright ignoring it. More recently, however, the obvious success of attempts to create a "European Higher Education Area" has increased the interest on the other side of the Atlantic. This paper provides a short overview of the initial goals of the Bologna Process, the present state of implementation, and of the difficulties this process faces. The author begins by asking to what extent a European level of higher education policy making exists at all and what is its significance. (Contains 1 table and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America