Path-dependent Implementation of the European Qualifications Framework in Education. A Comparison of Norway, Germany and England. Helgøy, I. & Homme, A. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 0(0):1--16.
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Abstract By comparing the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in three education systems, this article advances the understanding of implementation processes and outcomes. The analytical framework combines concepts of norm diffusion with institutional, political and practical dimensions of implementation. Although a certain degree of norm diffusion is revealed, we find a variety of points of correspondence between national problem definitions and the EQF, varying levels of stakeholder involvement, as well as national institutional robustness against full EQF implementation. The national implementations represent different mind-sets and signify translation processes that reflect continuation of established institutional practices.
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	title = {Path-dependent {Implementation} of the {European} {Qualifications} {Framework} in {Education}. {A} {Comparison} of {Norway}, {Germany} and {England}},
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	url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13876988.2013.849399},
	doi = {10.1080/13876988.2013.849399},
	abstract = {Abstract By comparing the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in three education systems, this article advances the understanding of implementation processes and outcomes. The analytical framework combines concepts of norm diffusion with institutional, political and practical dimensions of implementation. Although a certain degree of norm diffusion is revealed, we find a variety of points of correspondence between national problem definitions and the EQF, varying levels of stakeholder involvement, as well as national institutional robustness against full EQF implementation. The national implementations represent different mind-sets and signify translation processes that reflect continuation of established institutional practices.},
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