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Just released - HEP 24/3, September 2011
Higher Education Policy, the Association’s quarterly research journal, has just been released.
Øivind Bratberg from the University of Oslo, Norway* looks at diverging policy paths in English and Scottish policies on tuition fees, concluding that despite this divergence there is a trend towards convergence between the legislatures in the focus of debates.
Creso Sá and Patricia Gaviria from the University of Toronto, Canada take a look at professional mutual recognition agreements in North America in the fields of engineering, architecture, and accounting, discussing how and why institutional arrangements were harmonized.
Birgit Vilgats and Mati Heidmets from Tallinn University, Estonia* discuss external quality assessment in Estonia, suggesting a number of possible developments for further design modifications for a QA system.
Greg Hampton from the University of Wollongong, Australia* examines the use of meta-narrative in policy analysis and development.
Roger King from the UK considers global governance of knowledge systems, exploring concepts of power, networks, standards, and structuration.
Nathan Daun-Barnett of the University of Buffalo, State University of New York discusses state policy on nursing degree production within community colleges in the US.
Tesfaye Semela of Hawassa University, Ethiopia in the final paper of this edition looks at expansion and quality assurance issues in Ethiopian higher education, presenting ways of redressing existing quality gaps in the higher education subsector.
(* denotes an IAU Member)
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