The role of national policies in ensuring that higher education produces knowledgeable professionals: a comparative study

D.M.E. Griffioen, Antonia Scholkmann, Paul Ashwin

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

9 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In this paper we examine policy texts in three European societies to consider the ways in which they construct a view of how each society ensures the production of knowledgeable professionals. Based on an analysis of national policy texts in England, Germany and the Netherlands, we argue that there are differences in the ways in which higher education is positioned as being responsible for producing knowledgeable professionals; the ways in which employment is defined, and the roles that research is expected to play
in the production of professionals. These differences are related to the national structure of the higher educational system and more fundamental notions of the role of higher education in society. We argue that these differences offer helpful alternative ways of thinking about the relations between higher education and employment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages90
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017
EventSRHE Annual Research Conference : Higher Education Rising to the Challenge: Balancing expectations of students, society and stakeholders - Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

Conference

ConferenceSRHE Annual Research Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewport, South Wales
Period6/12/178/12/17

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of national policies in ensuring that higher education produces knowledgeable professionals: a comparative study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this