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ERIC Number: EJ851199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
The Open Method of Coordination and the Implementation of the Bologna Process
Veiga, Amelia; Amaral, Alberto
Tertiary Education and Management, v12 n4 p283-295 Dec 2006
In this paper the authors argue that the use of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) in the implementation of the Bologna process presents coordination problems that do not allow for the full coherence of the results. As the process is quite complex, involving three different levels (European, national and local) and as the final actors in the implementation process higher education institutions (HEIs) have considerable degree of autonomy, assuming that the implementation of Bologna is a top-down linear policy implementation process does not account for the developments taking place, which produce implementation difficulties at several different levels. Constraints resulting from economic concerns at European and national levels may be an obstacle for the Bologna's contribution to a social Europe.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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