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ERIC Number: EJ807535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Evaluation and Quality Assurance in Finnish and Italian Universities in the Bologna Process
Ursin, J.; Huusko, M.; Aittola, H.; Kiviniemi, U.; Muhonen, R.
Quality in Higher Education, v14 n2 p109-120 Jul 2008
The purpose of the study is to describe the evaluation and quality assurance practices employed in the basic units of Finnish and Italian universities and analyse the impact of the Bologna process on quality assessment. The data consist of interviews (n=30) conducted in Finland and Italy. The results suggest that: (1) evaluation and quality assurance were primarily seen in connection with the educational provision of the university; (2) although the respondents were familiar with evaluation, they were unsure about the procedures and effects of quality assurance in their unit; and (3) despite the harmonising aim of the Bologna process, evaluation, and quality assurance appeared to maintain their cultural and institutional features. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Italy