This book focuses on recent developments in higher education, provides snapshots of changing practices around the world and analyses the varied theoretical perspectives of quality enhancement. It draws on a wide range of international case studies, examined by a host of contributing experts.
Table of Contents
1. The Meanings of Enhancement George Gordon & Ray Land 2. Implications and Uses of Enhancement Ray Land and George Gordon 3. Quality Cultures Catherine Owen 4. Quality Enhancement as a Threshold Concept Ray Land & Catherine Owen 5. Using Research Findings to Inform Quality Enhancement Mantz Yorke Section 2 – Enhancement In Context: International Perspectives 6. The Impact of National Quality Enhancement Initiatives in England David Gosling 7. The Scottish Approach to Quality Enhancement Ray Land & George Gordon 8. Enhancing the Quality of Higher Education in the United States Mary Deane Sorcinelli 9. Quality Enhancement: the Australian Scene Kerri-Lee Krause 10. The four year degree in Hong Kong: An opportunity for Quality Enhancement Mike Prosser 11. Quality Enhancement in Turkish Higher Education Gülsün Sağlamer 12. The Contributions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Quality Enhancement in Canada Gary Poole & Nicola Simmons 13. Enhancing Quality – A Finnish Perspective Outi Kallioinen 14. The Present Situation of Quality Enhancement in Japan Reiko Yamada 15. The Portuguese Case: Can Institutions Move to Quality Enhancement? Alberto Amaral, Maria João Rosa And Madalena Fonseca 16. Quality Enhancement in The Czech Republic Helena Šebková And Jan Kohoutek 17. Obstacles to Improvement in Bosnia and Herzegovina Hugh Glanville 18. Enhancing the Quality of Higher Education in Vietnam Nguyen Phuong Nga 19. Enhancement or Transformation? The Significance and Dimensions of Quality Enhancement in Higher Education in South Africa Ian Scott And Katherine Luckett 20. How a nationwide student uprising brought about transformative quality enhancement in Sri Lankan higher education. Santiago Ekaratne and Shrinika Weerakoon 21. Strategies to Improve Quality in a range of Latin American Higher Education systems Mariajose Lemaitre
Professor George Gordon is Research Professor, Centre for Academic Practice & Learning Enhancement, University of Strathclyde
Professor Ray Land is Professor of Higher Education and Head of Learning Enhancement, University of Strathclyde.