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International Developments in Assuring Quality in Higher Education

1st Edition

By Alma Craft


208 pages

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Originally published in 1994, International Developments in Assuring Quality in Higher Education describes a range of national and international developments which evaluate the quality of education provided by public and private tertiary institutions. The book is based on papers from a conference organized by the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, and held in Montreal in 1993. Regional perspectives from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, North America and Western Europe are followed by an account of national quality assurance agencies in Chile, Denmark, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa, Quebec, Romania, Scotland and the USA. There are also chapters on the work of UNESCO and the World Bank in promoting quality in higher education in industrialising nations. Together these papers supplement the account of international initiatives.

Table of Contents


Editor’s Introduction

Part I: Regional Perspectives

1. Western Europe and North America, Frans van Vught

2. Latin America, Hernan Ayarza

3. Asia and the Pacific, Grant Harman

4. Africa, Juma Shabani

Part II: Some National Developments

5. Quality Control Efforts in Chile, Soledad Ramierz-Gatica

6. Setting up the Danish Centre, Christian Thune

7. University Accreditation in Korea, Wha-Kuk Lee

8. The Work of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Alan Barker

9. A View from Quebec, Claude Hamel

10. Romania: A Case Study from Central and Eastern Europe, Iulian Beju

11. Quality Assessment in Scotland, Jim Donaldson

12. Accrediting Vocational Higher Education in South Africa, Danie Jacobs

13. Changing Emphases in the USA, Steven Crow

Part III: International Aspects

14. International Linkages and Quality Assurance: A Shifting Paradigm, Marjorie Peace Lenn

15. Overseas Franchising, Keith Short and Teo Chiang Liang

16. Transnational Distance Education, Kay J. Kohl and Gary E. Miller

17. The World Bank Contribution, Paul Herbert

18. Comments from UNESCO, Marco Antonio Rodrigues Dias

19. Trends and Issues, Diana Green

20. Quality Assurance in a Changing World, Jacques L’Ecuyer and Marjorie Peace Lenn

Appendix: Full List of Papers Presented at the Montreal Conference, May 1993

Notes on Contributors


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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