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ERIC Number: EJ901656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Researching External Evaluators of Higher Education in Germany: Methods and Techniques
Harris-Huemmert, Susan
Research in Comparative and International Education, v2 n2 p135?143 2007
Expert committees are frequently called into institutions to analyse the status quo and make recommendations for improvement or change. This is so within the fields of medicine and law, and increasingly so within the field of education, and higher education in particular. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms at work within such expert committees in any of these contexts as literature is surprisingly scarce. German higher education is presently undergoing a process of change as it moves towards a three-tiered degree structure: Bachelor, Masters and doctorate. Experts are being called upon to examine the state of education and make recommendations that can have a major impact on the future of a discipline or department. It is the aim of this article to reveal some of the issues that need addressing when the focus of study is the people who make up expert evaluation commissions.
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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: Germany