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Stating the obvious: the European Qualifications Framework is not a neutral evidence-based policy tool

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In EU policy documents, the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is described as a neutral tool embedded in an evidence-based policy process. Its purpose is to improve the transparency, comparability and portability of qualifications in the EU. The aim of this article is to de-naturalise the EQF discourse through a discursive reading of the EQF policy and a review of research on national qualification frameworks in a number of primarily Anglo-Saxon countries. The argument may seem obvious: the EQF policy is not neutral (policies never are) nor is there evidence to substantiate the claim that the EQF is a case of policy learning from ‘good practice'.
TidsskriftEuropean Educational Research Journal
Sider (fra-til)304-316
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 2010

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