ERIC Number: ED373666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Review and the Assessment of Higher Education Quality: An International Perspective. Higher Education Report No. 3.
Brennan, John; And Others
This report examines the practices of 19 peer review agencies in the United States, Britain, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong to determine variations in peer review in the field of higher education. The report addresses: (1) the sources of authority for peer review; (2) the types and status of peer reviewers; (3) the selection of peer reviewers; (4) the formative and summative aims of peer review; (5) the focus of reviews; (6) methods used in the review process; and (7) the types of reporting possibilities available. Three major sections examined: the "classic" model of peer review as used in research; variations in current practice as revealed in this study; and problems of peer review and implications for further research. Four appendixes list the 19 agencies that participated in the study and provide a description of 3 of the agencies: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), Comite National D'Evaluation (France), and the National Architectural Accrediting Agency (United States). Descriptions of other publications available from the Quality Support Centre are also included. Contains 11 references. (MDM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Universities
Learning Materials Sales Office, The Open University, P.O. Box 188, Milton Keynes MK7 6DH, England, United Kingdom (7.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., London (England). Quality Support Centre.
Identifiers: Denmark; France; Germany; Great Britain; Hong Kong; Netherlands; United States