Global Perspectives on Quality in Higher Education

Global Perspectives on Quality in Higher Education

by David Dunkerley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754618293

ISBN-13: 9780754618294

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

An edited collection of essays from leading international experts in the field of quality assurance in higher education. Each contributor provides a summary of recent developments in the respective countries centered on specific themes. They include an outline of the nature of higher education in the various countries, a description of recent developments in higher

Overview

An edited collection of essays from leading international experts in the field of quality assurance in higher education. Each contributor provides a summary of recent developments in the respective countries centered on specific themes. They include an outline of the nature of higher education in the various countries, a description of recent developments in higher education quality assurance and the nature of quality assurance mechanisms together with discussions of the role of government, funding, the implications of emerging new trends such as distance learning and non-traditional modes of delivery and assessment.The book will be attractive to those working in higher education – both academics and policy makers – because of its comparative focus and ability to compare strategies and structures from one country to another. Similarly those working directly in assuring quality issues will find the volume indispensable. No other book has taken such a broad approach to this highly topical subject and as such this volume breaks new ground in providing an informed and up-to-date comparative look at quality in higher education in the world today.

Author Biography: David Dunkerley, Professor, University of Glamorgan, UK and Wai Sum Wong, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, Hong Kong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754618294
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figure and Tablesvii
Prefaceviii
Forewordx
1Introduction1
2The Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Hong Kong11
3Quality Assurance and Evaluation of Higher Education in Mainland China34
4Towards a European Dimension46
5Academic Review in the United Kingdom57
6Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Denmark70
7Accreditation and Quality in the United States: Practice and Pressures91
8Chile: Quality Assurance in a Context of Change106
9Strengthening Quality Assurance in Australian Higher Education123
10External Quality Assurance in Higher Education in South Africa143
List of Contributors155
Index158

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