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Masson, Jean-Raymond; Baati, Mounir; Seyfried, Erwin – European Journal of Education, 2010
This article reflects on the development of the European approach towards quality and quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET) and its relevance for VET reforms in the European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries. The analysis is based on an ETF project conducted in 2007-2008 in the Mediterranean partner countries to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Control, Vocational Education, Educational Quality
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Bjerg, Jens – European Journal of Education, 1991
This historical review concludes that, for the last decade, Danish education policies have been influenced by a minority conservative coalition government and in important ways, have been inspired by British and U.S. policy. This has included demand for user input into instruction, increased institutional autonomy, and evaluation of teaching to…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Change, Educational History
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Brunner, Jose Joaquin – European Journal of Education, 1993
Changes in the Chilean system of higher education brought and intended by reforms begun in 1980 are outlined, and their effects on system-level operation, institutional administration, educational quality, internal efficiency (enrollment and graduation rates, costs and expenditures), and equality of educational opportunity are examined. Mixed…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Becher, Tony – European Journal of Education, 1994
The variety of ways in which agencies of the state influence the British university curriculum, and in some cases extra-curricular activity, is examined. These sources of influence include expansion, structural changes resulting from retrenchment, promotion of market values, intervention in professional education, quality control, and research…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, College Administration, College Curriculum