The latest issue of the Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal (CEPS Journal, Vol.2, No 4, Year 2012) has been dedicated to the reforms and developments in higher education in Central and South-Eastern Europe. In this issue, a number of higher education issues across the countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe has been addressed.
The latest reforms in higher education in Europe in the context of the Bologna Process persist as a central issue in higher education research in this region, which, given the complexity and scope of the policy initiatives and changes inspired by them, is not a surprise. In this respect, the authors looked into the challenge of the introduction of the Bachelor-Master system in higher education in Central and South-Eastern Europe, obstacles in higher education reforms in Croatia, as well as, at a somewhat more general level, the link between international/European and Slovenian higher education policy discourse. The issue also covers the topic of higher education institutional differentiation in the Romanian higher education system, teacher education reforms in the Western Balkans region, and finally the relationship between social gender and the world of values in higher education in Hungary.
The aim of dedicating an issue of the CEPS Journal to higher education in this region is to contribute to the ongoing international and European debates in higher education with theoretical insights and empirical evidence from a region which has been somewhat “underrepresented.” In the words of the issue editor, prof. Pavel Zgaga from the Center for Educational Policy Studies at the University of Ljubljana, “research on higher education has represented an important part of overall educational research on a global scale; however, researchers from Western Europe and North America have mainly dominated research production, and research has been largely limited to higher education processes and phenomena in these world regions.”
You can read or download the issue by clicking on this link (open access).
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