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ERIC Number: ED505720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
How "Similarity" in Higher Education Can Improve Assessment Quality
Shibli, Naveed
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n5 p61-66 May 2009
Higher education is the product of three constituents, the policy makers or government, the executors or faculty and the recipients or the students or scholars. Steadiness among different constituents in given social interaction can act as facilitating motive and it could make higher education more smooth and productive. The "steadiness" in the pilot study is "a parameter that helps the three constituents of higher education to communicate to each other without ambiguity or say on a same frequency" and is very close to the factor "similarity". Studies prove that "similarities" help group cohesion, improve performance and social relations etc. So to assume that the presence of like-mindedness or "similarity" or say "steadiness" in the field of higher education has the potential to decrease the amount of stress and to increase the productivity or outcome (successful policies, objective assessments, scholars, research, utility etc.), is justified. And the assumption possesses the testable potential to study policy, assessment, implementation and other allied issues objectively. Many methods of social research and experimental designs are feasible for such study. A pilot study of a biography proves that the study of "similarity" in higher education for quality and assessment is viable and possesses the potential to produce better scholars, can enable the government to improve economy, can help to produce a strong next generation, can positively contribute to strengthen the social institutions and society and above all can bring a positive change in higher education that has been merely claimed for last many years. It is recommended that the proposed "similarity" may be studied in the field of higher education to help the government to formulate and execute policies based on social psychological evidence to enable the executors to best utilize their potential to help the recipients and learners to grow as per their full potential.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan