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ERIC Number: EJ968986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Accountability in the Greek Higher Education System as a High-Stakes Policymaking Instrument
Gouvias, Dionysios
Higher Education Policy, v25 n1 p65-86 Mar 2012
One of the main aims of the so-called common "European Higher Education Area" is the creation of a European framework for higher education (HE) qualifications and a network of "quality assurance agencies." In the light of the above processes, recent legislation in Greece on quality assurance in HE and the operation and financing of HE institutions is being increasingly linked to the connection of HE to the labour market needs. This paper examines "how" and "to what degree" the new "high-stakes" accountability system, which will evaluate HE institutes according to pre-determined and nationally standardized criteria of efficiency and/or effectiveness, raises issues of validity, academic freedom and evaluation of scientific knowledge, as well as sheds light on the power-balance between the state and the--hitherto highly autonomous--faculty. This analysis also stresses issues arising from the "globalization" of educational policymaking and of the "homogenization" of assessment practices in HE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece