Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence, 1st Edition

  • Alina Mihaela Dima
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  • ISBN-10: 1466659998
  • ISBN-13: 9781466659995
  • DDC: 378.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 503 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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With an increase in global competition among universities and national higher education systems, educational programs desire to offer compatible content without losing their competitive advantage. Because of this balance, the issue of convergence, along with its benefits and limits, has emerged. Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence aims to identify the indicators that meet the consensus of the academic community and higher education management experts. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which measures should be taken to improve convergence pace and avoid potential pitfalls; this reference book is a useful resource for academics and students, as well as specialists, policy makers, and professionals connected with the educational sector.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.

Titles in this Series.

Other Frontmatter.

List of Contributors.

Table of Contents.

Detailed Table of Contents.



Harmonization and Convergence of Educational Policies in Europe in Light of the Bologna Process.

1: Research Focus on European Education Policy: An Overview.

2: Intellectual Capital of the European Universities.

3: Mobility, Internationalisation, Higher Education: European Challenges.

4: Modelling and Simulation of the Need for Harmonizing the European Higher Education Systems.

5: Convergence of Quality Management Approaches: Self-Development Process.

6: Implementation of Bologna Reforms: A Comparative Analysis between Participating Countries.

7: Business Schools: Internationalization Towards a New European Perspective.

The Impact of the Bologna Process in European Higher Education: Steps toward Convergence.

8: New and Pressing Challenges for Romanian Higher Education System after 10 Years of Bologna Values Implementation.

9: The Role of Academic Values in Higher Education Convergence in Romania: A New Approach.

10: Convergence at What Cost? A Quasi Experiment of Professional Identity under the Bologna Process.

11: Evaluating International Competitiveness: A Study of the Application of External Quality Assurance Performance Indicators in Romania.

12: Convergence and Internationalization of Higher Education in Europe: The Case of Romania.

13: Towards Convergence in European Higher Education through Open Innovation.

14: The Importance of Managerial Education and Training for Country Performance.

15: Exploring the Effectiveness of Student-Centeredness in Universities: Informing Higher Education Policies in Europe.

16: Comparison of Two Classrooms: Environmental Knowledge in Urban and Regional Planning Education.

17: Evaluation of the Case Method with an Emphasis in Energy Issues and its Applicability for European Higher Education.

Qualitative Analysis of the Convergence Paths in Higher Education: The Case of Romania.

18: A Qualitative Approach to Convergence of Higher Education Policies in Europe.

19: Convergence in Financing the European Higher Education Systems: The Romanian Perspective.

20: Convergence of Internationalization Paths in Romanian Universities: A Qualitative Analysis.

21: Convergence of Quality Assurance Paths in Romanian Universities: Drafting a Set of Indicators.

Compilation of References.

About the Contributors.