ERIC Number: EJ801024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
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Core Elements of the European (Higher) Education Policy: Market-Driven Restructuring or Impetus for Intercultural Rapprochement?
Starkie, Elisa Gavari
International Review of Education, v54 n3-4 p409-425 Jul 2008
For many years there has been a debate about the existence or not, of a common European education policy. In this article I argue that there has been a real European education policy since the approval of the Maastricht Treaty, with a proper content and which offers many new possibilities to students. The core of this policy is the setting up of the European Higher Education Area, designed not only for attendance-based universities, but also for distance and virtual universities. However, the policies, expected to be in force by 2010, have not been without problems and a critique of the implications for European higher education institutes is offered following an outline of the development and evolution of the policies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Formation, International Cooperation, Treaties
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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