ERIC Number: ED214437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
The Management of Quality in Further Education: A Report on the Proceedings of the AVPC Autumn General Meeting, (Berkshire, England, 20 November 1981).
Rosamond, F. J., Comp.
Four papers from a 1981 conference in England on the management of quality in further education are presented. In "The Management of Quality," Tim Brighouse discusses quantitative versus qualitative measurement of quality in further education advisory input, self-evaluation, leadership, and inservice education. In "Staff Development," Harold Farnsworth considers the need for staff appraisal, the relationship between employer requirements and employee expectations, possible objectives of staff development, methods of staff development, and the evaluation of quality. A sample form for evaluating staff and suggestions for conducting interviews are included. In "Maintaining Quality--A Union View," Janey Rees suggests that further education is more accountable than most sectors of education, partly through its involvement with industry and commerce and the professional bodies. In addition, the public sector has a higher proportion of adults as students, who are more likely to express dissatisfaction. Professional training for further education teachers is also addressed. In "Mechanisms of Quality and the New FE," Alan Gibson examines staff development, keeping the college under review, and new directions for further education. He suggests that staff development or self-evaluation are contingent on knowing what is being done to serve student clientele. The massive changes in the industrial world are generating new students in further education, many of whom have lower IQs than past further education students. It is important that further education teachers be able to use experience as a basis for learning, and teaching will need to become more interactive. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Role, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Needs Assessment
Association of Vice-Principals of Colleges, Windsor and Maidenhead Colleges, Boyn Hill Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England SL6 4E2.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Vice-Principals of Colleges, Maidenhead (England).