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ERIC Number: EJ799157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Outcomes of Quality Assurance: A Discussion of Knowledge, Methodology and Validity
Stensaker, Bjorn
Quality in Higher Education, v14 n1 p3-13 Apr 2008
A common characteristic in many quality assurance schemes around the world is their implicit and often narrowly formulated understanding of how organisational change is to take place as a result of the process. By identifying some of the underlying assumptions related to organisational change in current quality assurance schemes, the aim of this paper is to discuss the relevance of these assumptions in the light of more recent insights from organisational theory. It is argued that the whole field of quality assurance will benefit from the creation of a more realistic picture of how organisational change takes place in that this may provide (1) a more nuanced view on expected outcomes of quality assurance and (2) more refined quality assurance schemes. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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