ERIC Number: ED415737
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Publication Date: 1997
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Quantity and Quality in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy Series 40.
Radford, John; Raaheim, Kjell; de Vries, Peter; Williams, Ruth
This book explores some of the underlying issues related to the changes taking place in British higher education. Individual chapters focus on the development of higher education in Britain, the various purposes it serves, how to assess it, and how to improve delivery. Part 1 addresses the dilemmas of mass higher education, and traces the development of higher education, the origins of modern universities, the British university system in the twentieth century, and other recent developments. Chapters in Part 2 review the academic standards and quality management debate in British higher education; the factors, such as expansion, diversity, and quality management, that impact on academic standards; and the British external examiner system. Also included is a critical essay on self-assessment and the quality assessment process. Part 3 discusses teaching in higher education, taking note of some the inherent problems, such as establishing contact between teacher and student, the implicit contract between teacher and student, the opportunity for students to consult with teachers, and the link between learning and teaching and the evaluation of outcome. Part 4 notes the views of the various interested parties to higher education, the higher education agenda, and notes what works in higher education. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Change, Change Strategies, Decision Making, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Educational Quality, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Outcomes of Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Standards, Values
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