ERIC Number: ED403441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Quality Assurance in Continuing Professional Education. An Analysis.
Based on research conducted in and around universities in the United Kingdom, this book analyzes quality assurance in continuing professional education (CPE). An introduction provides a close look at the terms "quality,""quality assurance," and "CPE." Part I deals with context. Chapter 1 looks at theoretical development and practical strategies used for quality assurance in the construction industry, health care, and welfare provision. Chapter 2 provides a critical review of BS5750 [British Standard] to determine whether this standard provides a sound basis for the institutionalization of quality in CPE. Chapter 3 on quality and postcompulsory education presents evidence on activity in further education, higher education, and university continuing education in the United Kingdom and United States; it clarifies the national setting within which quality issues in CPE must be addressed. Part II explores the range of attitudes and existing practice in CPE. Chapter 4 analyzes definitions of quality, aims for provision, ongoing practice, valued procedures, and perceived barriers to the development of quality. Chapter 5 extends the empirical analysis to the second main group of CPE providers in UK universities--those in departments other than continuing education. Chapter 6 considers interest groups, issues relating to the relevance of nonuniversity practice, and the role and impact of the customer. Chapter 7 proposes a framework for quality. Appendixes contain 135 references and name and subject indexes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Quality Control, Standards, Student Evaluation, Total Quality Management, Universities
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Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom