ERIC Number: EJ801659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Educational Development Centres: From Educational to Organisational Development?
Havnes, Anton; Stensaker, Bjorn
Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, v14 n1 p7-20 2006
Purpose: The paper aims to investigate the role of educational development centres, and their potential for playing a broader and more central role in quality and organisational development. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on the results of three external evaluations of educational development centres in Denmark and Norway, combined with a literature review of studies of educational development centres. Findings: Educational development centres are in a period of transformation due to external forces (Bologna, the demand for institutional quality systems, etc.), and this creates new dilemmas and challenges for educational development. Originality/value: The paper points to the need to broaden the focus of educational development, and link it closer to other processes related to quality and organisational development.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Role, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, International Cooperation, Quality Control, Higher Education, Organizational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Norway