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ERIC Number: EJ882405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Quality in European Higher Education: The Influence of the Bologna Process
Kehm, Barbara M.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v42 n3 p40-46 May-Jun 2010
Over the last several decades, the quality of teaching and learning in colleges and universities has become an issue of growing concern and scrutiny in many countries around the world. Despite the fact that there is no shared definition of the term "quality," many European higher education institutions have established quality-management systems and are making continuous efforts to ensure and improve the quality of teaching and learning. These efforts, however, tend to be compromised to some extent by quality being seen as an aspect of accountability or of standard-setting. In this article, the author describes how the notion of quality in teaching and learning has evolved in the attempt to establish a European higher education area and more particularly in the context of the Bologna Process. The author then analyzes the further quality-enhancement effort represented by the Tuning project and discusses the influence of national and international rankings on notions of quality. (Contains 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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