Education Professionals Caution About Potential Fallout From Sept. 11

by Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR There has been much hand wringing in the press and on Capitol Hill lately over delays and snags in the plans to reform America’s student-visa system. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, politicians and journalists alike have been clamoring for stricter…

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Implementation of the Bologna Declaration: The Czech Republic and Hungary

by Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR Until 1989, when the communist Eastern Bloc collapsed, the educational systems in former Czechoslovakia and Hungary were based largely on the Soviet model of higher education. Following independence, new laws were passed in both counties that ended the state monopoly…

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Implementation of the Bologna Declaration: Italy and Austria

by Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR Part III: Italy Until quite recently, the Italian university system remained rigidly centralized. During the 1960s and 1970s, increased demand for university degrees brought about the massification of higher education in Italy, which in turn necessitated a complete overhaul of…

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The Permanent Crisis of the Public University

by Pablo Gentili Pablo Gentili is a professor in the political philosophy and education faculty at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Translated from the Spanish by Marcial Godoy. A few moments of institutional splendor aside, the history of the Latin American…

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