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ERIC Number: EJ752103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Reforms in German Higher Education: Implementing and Adapting Anglo-American Organizational and Management Structures at German Universities
Liefner, Ingo; Schatzl, Ludwig; Schroder, Thomas
Higher Education Policy, v17 n1 p23-38 Mar 2004
Currently, the German higher education system is undergoing drastic reform. Competitive structures and funding mechanisms are being introduced that are already successfully used in other countries. However, critics state that cultural differences prevent the effective application, in German universities, of funding mechanisms and incentives developed elsewhere. The authors analyzed how funding arrangements and incentives vary between different higher education systems; how they affect the work of academics and whether acceptance by academics depends on specific national university cultures. Altogether 171 in-depth interviews were conducted within the US-American, British, Dutch, Swiss, and German higher education systems as part of a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The study shows that the use and acceptance of funding models differs internationally; however, acceptance of competitive elements increases when the knowledge about these mechanisms and their effects is enhanced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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