ERIC Number: ED499623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 39
Cross-Border Higher Education: Regulation Quality Assurance and Impact. Chile, Oman, Philippines, South Africa. New Trends in Higher Education. Volume 1
Martin, Michaela, Ed.
International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO
The main objective of this research is to analyze the current status, the existing mechanisms for the regulation and quality assurance, and the impact of transnational commercial provision on the higher education system in six developing countries and a country in transition. The case-study research: (1) analyzed the principal forms and distinctive features of transnational commercial higher education in seven countries (with special reference to the context of the higher education system and higher education policy); (2) identified current approaches and good practices in regulation and quality assurance (i.e. regulations for opening and functioning as well as ongoing accreditation mechanisms) of transnational commercial provision by receiver countries; and (3) identified the impact of these new provisions on the entire higher education system in terms of quality, access, equity and funding. Contents of Volume 1 include: (1) The Cross-Border Challenge of Higher Education: Comparing Experiences (Michaela Martin); (2) Transnational Higher Education in Chile: A New Development (Maria Jose Lemaitre); (3) The Global Higher Education Market: The Case of Oman (Roy Wilkinson and Amer Al Hajry); (4) Transnational Commercial Provision of Higher Education: The Case of the Philippines (Jean Tayag); and (5) National Regulation of Transnational Higher Education: A South African Case Study. [The publication costs of this study have been covered through a grant-in-aid offered by UNESCO and by voluntary contributions made by several Member States of UNESCO.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Private Sector, Educational Quality, Multicampus Colleges, Comparative Education, Global Approach, Program Implementation, Distance Education, Economic Factors, Educational Environment, Information Technology, Foreign Students, Faculty Mobility, Student Mobility, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Educational Trends, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Finance, Educational Indicators
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Chile; Kenya; Oman; Philippines; Russia; South Africa