1st Edition

International Developments in Assuring Quality in Higher Education

By Alma Craft Copyright 1994
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



    Alma Craft