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ERIC Number: ED494204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 78
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-9-2922-3087-5
UNESCO-APQN Toolkit: Regulating the Quality of Cross-Border Education
Online Submission
As a result of increasing mobility of students and knowledge, cross border education, especially in higher education, is receiving general attention in the Asia and Pacific region. The toolkit serves as a reference tool to assist local policymakers in the formulation of a regulatory framework for cross-border education that is growing rapidly in the Asia and Pacific region. The toolkit is developed to support the UNESCO/OECD project on Guidelines on Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education in 2004. It looks at different requirements and regulatory needs from the perspectives of both receiver and provider. For either of them, the toolkit provides details on the functions of such a regulatory framework, types that are being implemented in selected Asia and Pacific countries, and steps for implementation and enforcement. The Guidelines provide recommendations to six stakeholders groups: governments, academic staff, student bodies, quality assurance and accreditation bodies, academic recognition bodies, and professional bodies; and it refers to case studies from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, UK and USA as either receiver or provider country to examine the regulatory framework and institution. A draft of the toolkit was presented to the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) annual general meeting in 2006 and the current version incorporates comments and suggestions made at that meeting. The toolkit highlights important issues and considerations, different models of regulatory frameworks, the practical steps in setting up a framework and possible pitfalls drawn from the experience of some existing systems. Also included are: a glossary; and a list of 31 related resources and web sites. [This document was published by the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and is part of The Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID Unit). It represents a collaborative project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN).]
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; Malaysia; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A