European Union : Erasmus in Paris

European Union : Erasmus in Paris

by Elise Langan


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European Union : Erasmus in Paris by Elise Langan

Weighing the effectiveness of the European Union's educational initiatives in serving the French national and supranational agendas, this study focuses on three higher educational institutions that actively participated in the ERASMUS program. It seeks to determine whether transnationalism is developing and to consider its implications for French citizenship. Particular attention is paid to institutional differences, and the changes institutions underwent as the result of the program. The author thanks members of her doctoral committee at New York U. in the acknowledgments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590331125
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 60.00(w) x 92.50(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesxv
Abbreviations and Acronymsxvii
The Case of Francexx
Chapter IA Brief History of European Integration1
Chapter IIThe French Policymaking Process11
Chapter IIIForging a European Identity19
The European Credit Transfer System25
The Treaty of Maastricht26
European Citizenship27
The Change from ERASMUS to SOCRATES29
Chapter IVInternationalism and the French Higher Education System33
A Short History of the University of Pairs33
Chapter VThe Modern Organization of the French University System43
Chapter VIFrench Higher Education in Transition51
Chapter VIIParis 8--Universite Vincennes - Saint-Denis59
History of the Institution59
Institutional Goals for the ERASMUS Policy65
The European Policy Statement66
Administrative Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy68
European Curriculum Development71
Student Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy73
Chapter VIIIL'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris83
History of the Institution83
Institutional Goals for the ERASMUS Policy85
The European Policy Statement86
Administrative Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy89
European Curriculum Development90
Student Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy92
Chapter IXLa Nouvelle Sorbonne - Paris III99
History of the Institution99
Institutional Goals for the ERASMUS Policy102
The European Policy Statement103
Administrative Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy106
European Curriculum Development108
Student Outcomes of the ERASMUS Policy110
Chapter XConclusion119
Appendix AQuestionnaire for Student Participants143
Appendix BQuestionnaire for Faculty Participants147
Appendix CConsent Form for Qualitative Analysis (English Version)149
Appendix DConsent Form for Qualitative Analysis (French Version)151
Appendix ECover Letter to Paris 8 Students153
Appendix FCover Letter to Sciences Po and Paris III Students155
Appendix G1998 European Commission Guidelines for Socrates Applicants157
Appendix HThe European Commission's 1997/1998 Application for an Institutional Contract (for Sciences Po) for the SOCRATES Program159

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