Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

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

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<br/>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.

Reference Griffioen, D. M. E., Scholkmann, A., & Ashwin, P. (2017). The role of national policies in ensuring that higher education produces knowledgeable professionals: a comparative study. 90. Abstract from SRHE Annual Research Conference , Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom.
Published by  Higher Education, Research and Innovation 1 December 2017

Publication date

Dec 2017

Author(s)

Antonia Scholkmann
Paul Ashwin

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