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ERIC Number: EJ822741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Accountability "Light": Our Version Is Going the Way of the Dollar vs. the Euro
Adelman, Clifford
Liberal Education, v94 n4 p6-13 Fall 2008
This article discusses the creation, through what is known as the Bologna Process, of a European Higher Education Area within which the comparability of quality assurance and degree standards is intended to facilitate greater academic mobility. The Bologna Process is a huge undertaking. Its action lines include revising degree cycles, establishing degree qualifications frameworks, overhauling the credit system, increasing access via more flexible paths into and through higher education, validating student attainment, establishing a quality assurance system, and increasing the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area for foreign students. In this article, the author presents an overview of key elements of the Bologna Process and urges their adaptation to U.S. higher education. (Contains 4 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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