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ERIC Number: ED443958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 1-85338-560-3
Self-Assessment for Improvement [and] Preparing for Accreditation: Colleges and Self-Assessment.
Dixon, Stella; Moorse, Rosemary
This self-assessment manual and its companion publication on preparing for accreditation explains how further education (FE) colleges throughout the United Kingdom can use self-assessment to achieve and document measurable improvements in their operation and services to increase their chances for accreditation. The following are among the topics discussed in the manual's six sections: (1) the importance of self-assessment in FE colleges; (2) the role of observation in assessing and improving teaching and learning;(3) dual-purpose observations for self-assessment and appraisal; (4) the process of quality improvement with special reference to retention and achievement; (5) the self-assessment and improvement of quality assurance; and (6) the self-assessment and improvement of governance. The companion publication includes (among other items) sections on undertaking the self-assessment, action planning, and compiling the evidence. Included also are criteria for accreditation, the self-assessment instrument and an evidence matrix. The bibliography contains 17 references. (MN)
Further Education Development Agency, 3 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom, Tel: 020 7840 5302/4, Fax: 020 7840 5401, E-mail: Web site: (15 pounds). For full text of "Preparing for Accreditation: Colleges and Self-Assessment":
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom