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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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The implementation of Bachelor and Master programmes in seven European countries (2004)

Type of project/ activity:

Comparative research project undertaken by country experts


The objective of this six-month project is to provide information for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on the state of implementation of the new Bachelor and Master programmes in view of the Bologna Stock-Taking Conference in Bergen (Norway) in May 2005. Three issues are covered in each of the participating countries:

  • the basic features of the emerging structure of the two-tiered system of study programmes and degrees
  • the implications for the national higher education system, for the students and graduates
  • the acceptance of the new degrees by future employers and their value in the labour market


The EIESP has been commissioned to carry out the French national report for this research project which is coordinated by Barbara Kehm, Centre for Research on Higher Education and Work (University of Kassel). The other experts are from Austria, Hungary, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Main activities:

The experts have been asked to write national reports based on the analysis of existing documents (previous reports, comments, statements, policy papers, statistical data). These reports will be used as a starting point for follow-up interviews, in each country, with key actors in the implementation process. The project will finish by the end of 2004.

Name of programme, funder or client:

The study has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Expected outcomes, reports/documents:

The French national report as one of seven national reports.

A comparative synthesis of the findings from the seven participating countries will be undertaken by the University of Kassel.