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ERIC Number: EJ903931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Mission Accomplished? Which Mission? The "Bologna Process"--A View from Germany
de Rudder, Helmut
Higher Education Review, v43 n1 p3-20 Aut 2010
This article does not follow the widespread assumption or even conviction that the Bologna process is the most important reform of higher education in Europe in modern times. Instead it analyses the Bologna process in the context of previous and ongoing programmes, measures and activities by European bodies and national governments aiming at mobility, exchange and cooperation in European higher education like "Bologna" does. The attempt by the national ministers of higher education to establish the Bologna process as an intergovernmental process explicitly outside the EU is scrutinised. In assessing the achievements of the Bologna process it is argued that it is defeating its own aims by over-expansion and programmatic overload. The concluding assessment of the implementation of "Bologna" in Germany looks at the inconsistencies and problems of the process rather than supporting the official success story.
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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