Creating the European Area of Higher Education: Voices from the Periphery

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Voldemar Tomusk
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 7, 2007 - Education - 315 pages
COM(91) 349 final and the Peripheries of European Higher Education Voldemar Tomusk Open Society Institute – Budapest For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live. Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia 1. REDEMPTIVE IRONY OF STRATEGIES AND PROCESSES It is unfortunate to a degree that as soon as we begin discussing our human condition in the third millennium since mankind was offered its salvation, and the state of our institutions that structure and guide our existence as social beings in order not to act as beasts or mere social animals, we cannot avoid the word ‘ironic’. For the people of intellectual calling who cannot but try to make sense of what is happening around, in and with us beyond digestion in the broad sense of the term, that is beyond the consuming the resources of the earth, ironic is the word without which nothing can be said any longer. ‘Deliver Us from Irony’ is the title of a recent paper by a young historian discussing the last great post-modern historian Hayden White in his approach of employing epistemological irony against moral irony (Paul 2004). The degree to which our existence has become ironic is truly tragic, though it could be worse. Human existence has become ironic so much that one can but weep. However, there are other ways to explain the situation.
 

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Contents

Introduction COM91 349 final and the Peripheries of European Higher Education
1
What is the Use of Bologna in National Reform? The Case of Norwegian Quality Reform in Higher Education
18
The Bologna Process in Finland Perspectives from the Basic Units
43
Searching for the SubPlot Between the Lines of Bologna Qualms and Conservatism of the French Academia in the Face of European Competition
69
Emergent European Educational Policies Under Scrutiny The Bologna Process from a Central European Perspective
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The Bologna Process An Estonian Perspective
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What the Bologna Process says about Teaching and Learning Development in Practice Some Experience from Macedonia
141
Restructuring Bulgarian Higher Education The Bulgarian Strategy Towards The Bologna Declaration
168
Turkish Academics in Europe An Autumn Tale
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The Challenge of Bologna The Nuts and Bolts of Higher Education Reform in Georgia
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Pizza Bolognese a la Russe The Promise and Peril of the Bologna Process in Russia
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European Students in the Periphery of the Bologna Process
250
The End of Europe and the Last Intellectual FineTuning of Knowledge Work in the Panopticon of Bologna
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Index
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Voldemar Tomusk is Deputy Director of the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Institute in Budapest.

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