August 12, 2007

Looking forward to London

At the moment the research is slowing down. Dan and I spend most of today and yesterday in prove reading each others text, doing only very little reading besides it. Well, at least I am now quite pleased with the report which I am going to send to my supervisor today and I guess we have now reached the stage where new input is needed. We need to decide how we are going to tackle the Bologna documents to come to our final conclusion.

I already have some ideas on how the German system interacted with the European Level; however, it seems very difficult to back my argument up. This is mainly due the fact that my current argument is based on a suspicion rather than factual knowledge. To me the Bologna documents appeared very vague, so that it does not seem far-fetched to argue that a lot of policies could be justified with it. This is exactly what appeared to have happened in Germany, as especially the Second National Bologna, quotes nearly all current higher education reforms to be in some relation to the Bologna process; to get more certainty, I guess interviews with people involved in the process would help. Maybe, I could ask Fran whether I could consult the material he collected.

Tomorrow, Dan and I are planning to visit the British National Library in London, to consult some of the literature that is not available in our Library and to have a nice break after having finished our first extended reports. The main book, which we want to read, is a major work on the Bologna process and might give us some new ideas, too.

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