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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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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1988
European higher education policies that were first developed as an empirical, short-term response to financial difficulties at the start of the decade have now assumed a long-term strategic character that affects the relationships between government and higher education and between society and higher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Efficiency
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Valimaa, Jussi – European Journal of Education, 1994
Recent trends in Finnish higher education are examined, from the formulation of national policy since the 1980s to recent experiments in financing and accountability, efforts at promoting efficiency, and the conflict between traditional academic collegiality and imposition of government decision making. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Barnett, Ronald – European Journal of Education, 1994
This paper argues that the quality evaluation trend in European higher education reflects the state's effort to gain greater control over higher education. First, performance indicators are imposed, and then this technical form of evaluation is used to steer the higher education system toward the labor market. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Maassen, P. A. M. – European Journal of Education, 1987
Concern about the legitimate role of the government in evaluating higher education institutions has developed as a result of a 1985 Dutch proposal for decentralization that combines a formal national quality control system with increased institutional autonomy through self-regulation. The issues are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Neave, Guy – European Journal of Education, 1994
Western Europe's demand for quality higher education at lower cost is discussed. It is argued that the criteria for quality are determined by external interests, including governments looking for economic development through an improved labor market. The situations in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom are considered.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
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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
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Teichler, Ulrich – European Journal of Education, 1982
Recent developments in West German higher education's enrollment, educational access, graduate labor market, institutional diversity, finance, overall reforms, and relationships with government are outlined. It is suggested that major concerns in the 1980s will be for finance and graduate employment, at the same time that public priorities may…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Graduates, Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship