ERIC Number: ED359604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Assurance in Education: Current Debates. A Report on a SOED-Sponsored Seminar (Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom, June 1992).
Stronach, Ian, Ed.
Proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Stirling, Scotland, to critically examine issues in quality assurance (QA) in education are provided in this document. QA is the generic title for a series of business-management models that have been applied to educational contexts to describe and promote school effectiveness. Five papers and their subsequent discussions are presented: (1) "Quality Assurance and School Development Planning" (David Hopkins); (2) "Quality Assurance: The Perspective from Fife" (Alex McKay); (3) "A Business Perspective on Quality Management" (George Elliot); (4) "Quality Assurance in Strathclyde" (Phil Drake); and (5) "Changing School Change Strategies" (David Reynolds). A concluding section attempts to find common ground among participants and outlines the elements of a QA practice: linking diagnosis with development; defining indicators and acknowledging values; developing new research approaches; designing organizations; proving the effectiveness of quality management; eliminating the negative; and using ocular images. References accompany each section. Ten figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, School Effectiveness
University of Stirling, Department of Education, Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA, United Kingdom (3 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. HM Inspectors of Schools.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)