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How Not to Defend Your Tradition of Higher Education

Zoran Kurelić ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 97 Kb

str. 9-20

preuzimanja: 700



The paper focuses on the perception and implementation of the Bologna Process
in Croatia. The author makes a distinction between the harmonization of
higher education in Europe (the Bologna Process) and the attempt to introduce
the Bologna Process in this country (‘Bologna’). Kurelić discusses the growing
concern that ‘Bologna’ does not have much in common with the original
harmonization and explains why ‘Bologna’ is a distortion of the original idea.
It is often said that the Bologna Process represents a paradigm change in European
higher education, the change from a number of national, continental
traditions of higher education to a sort of Anglo-American model. This is the
reason why Kurelić uses the concepts of “paradigm change” and “tradition”
to explain why the Bologna Process has been misrepresented in Croatia. He
argues that ‘Bologna’ is an example of a failed reform and an example of unwilling

Ključne riječi

The Bologna Process; paradigm change; Croatian tradition of higher education; Europeanization

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