Accreditation Policies and Changing Patterns of Higher Education in Europe

By Eleni Prokou.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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This article argues that European education policy promotes the vocationalisation of higher education through an emphasis on graduates’ employability and the promotion of accreditation policies. Accreditation policies currently promote lifelong learning and stress that individual students take responsibility for their learning and their market responsiveness. Taken combined, this signifies a withdrawal from the Humboldtian model of the University.

Keywords: Europe, Policies, Higher Education, Accreditation, Individualization, Lifelong Learning

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.87-96. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 724.667KB).

Assist. Prof. Eleni Prokou

Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Department of Social Policy, Panteion University, Athens, Greece