ERIC Number: ED343464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Procedures Used To Measure the Efficiency of Higher Education Systems and Institutions. New Papers on Higher Education: Studies and Research.
Dockrell, W. B.; And Others
This study of higher education efficiency evaluation consists of five country reports from five different regions of the world: Colombia, Jordan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Nigeria. The reports describe the approaches to the evaluation process in each country and in the process highlight common concerns and awareness. The studies were all commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and provide an overview of the various evaluation procedures, mechanisms and instruments currently in force in the selected countries which are intended to measure the efficiency of systems and institutions of higher education in relation to their specific economic, social and cultural roles. Each report presents one of the studies and proceeds by describing the general evaluation philosophy and methodology, the procedures at the national level and procedures in a representative sample of institutions with a conclusion analyzing the efficiency of the mechanisms at various levels. The book's concluding chapter provides an analysis of all the studies taken together. That chapter points out the striking diversity among higher education systems while arguing that the commonalities are also significant. This analysis touches on national systems, the institutions, and presents seven proposals for a future, more focused study. (JB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Impact, Educational Assessment, Efficiency, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Influences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for Educational Assessment.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Colombia; Jordan; Malaysia; Netherlands; Nigeria