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ERIC Number: EJ1073188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Ensuring Quality Assurance in Vocational Education
Idialu, Ethel E.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v6 n4 p431-438 2013
Vocational education emphasises skill acquisition. Quality assurance in vocational education is a concept that is concerned with high performance involving activities with vocational education such as teaching, learning, infrastructures, students' behaviour and the entire academic process. Quality vocational education refers to input and output of the programme, the expressions of standard by which certain goals can be achieved. The concept of quality assurance, its implication for university education cannot be over emphasised as the performance indicators of vocational education still requires serious attention. Good quality education is very necessary in the total development of the student, which ensures proper development, job prospects and the realization of academic goals and objectives. There are varied factors working against the realisation of quality vocational education in our universities today. The focus of this paper therefore is to highlight the concept of quality assurance in vocational education, factors militating against it, and strategies for ensuring quality assurance were recommended. The paper concludes that if the quality assurance in vocational education must be achieved in the universities there is the need for urgent steps to be taken towards reformation of the programme.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Quality Assurance, Barriers, Universities, Educational Change, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Accreditation (Institutions), Audits (Verification), Program Evaluation, Educational Finance, Educational Facilities, Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), Educational Malpractice, Employee Absenteeism, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Shortage, Developing Nations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria