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ERIC Number: EJ721200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-1
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
Quality Assessment Lessons from Australia and New Zealand
Clarke, Marguerite
Higher Education in Europe, v30 n2 p183-197 Jul 2005
This article describes two recent efforts to rank the quality of higher education institutions in Australia and New Zealand. After a brief discussion of goals, methods, and results, the author evaluates each ranking using the following questions: Does this methodological approach achieve its objective? Can other countries use the methodology by extension? What can be learned about a country's higher education system using this approach? The aim is to provide readers with a framework for thinking critically about rankings, and about the role they might play in measuring and influencing higher education quality on a global scale. The article proceeds as follows. After a brief description of goals, methods, and results, the author evaluates each ranking using the following questions: (1) Does this methodological approach achieve its objective? (2) Can other countries use the methodology by extension? and (3) What can be learned about a country's higher education system using this approach? The article concludes with implications for the role of rankings in measuring and influencing the quality of higher education on a global scale.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand