Accreditation of higher education institutions is a policy measure used to find a balance between their autonomy and public assurance concerning the quality of the qualifications they award. From the point of view of this balance of power, this text analyses the process of development of the Portuguese accreditation system aimed at providing public assurance that initial teacher education programmes were more driven by social demand, namely by the changing school education needs. This was a political and cultural process rather than a merely rational and technical one.The implementation of the accreditation system means a significant change for higher education institutions which implies new practices and comes into conflict with some of their values and with power sharing within and among them and with society.The way in which Government, the accreditation body and the significant stakeholders exercised their power in this process influenced the characteristics of the system,the rhythm of its implementation and the abrupt governmental decision to put it on standby
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Taschenbuch - 9783845412672 Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ. Ersterscheinung: Juli 2011 ISBN-13: 9783845412672 Größe: 220 mm x 150 mm x 3 mm Gewicht: 100 Gramm 56 Seiten Versandfertig in 3-5 Tagen.