Quality assurance policies and practices in Scandinavian higher education systems: convergence or different paths?

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Author: Schmidt, Evanthia Kalpazidou

Abstract:

Because there is close cooperation on quality assurance in the Scandinavian countries, one would expect there to be convergence of quality assurance policies and practices in Scandinavian higher education. Few studies have analysed these quality assurance policies and practices from a comparative viewpoint. Based on empirical evidence produced in connection with studies of recent quality reforms in Scandinavia and an approach based on linking diffusion and translation theories with institutionalist perspectives focusing on path dependency, the paper contributes to the current debate on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Governance; Quality; Policy; Research

Keywords: Quality assurance; Education and training system; Educational policy; Policy analysis; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Europe; Denmark; Sweden; Norway

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 39

Journal number: 3

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 247-265

ISSN: 1360-080X, 1469-9508 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.606

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