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ERIC Number: ED509233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Higher Education Accreditation in View of International Contemporary Attitudes
Sywelem, Mohamed M-Ghoneim; Witte, James E.
Online Submission, Contemporary Issues In Education Research v2 n2 p41-54 Spr 2009
Accreditation can be seen as one of several complementary measures in a quality assurance system, and the starting point is the need to maintain and improve good quality in institutions of higher education. Accreditation can play a more or less dominant role in the field of different measures that aim at monitoring, steering, recognizing and ensuring quality assurance in higher education. The frameworks for accreditation and external quality assurance vary from country to country, but generally follow three basic forms: the European model of central control of quality assurance by state educational ministries (Egypt follows this model); the United States (US) model of decentralized quality assurance combining limited state control with market competition; and, the British model in which the state essentially ceded responsibility for quality assurance to self-accrediting universities. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; United Kingdom; United States