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ERIC Number: EJ830056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Progress in Developing a National Quality Management System for Higher Education in Oman
Carroll, Martin; Razvi, Salim; Goodliffe, Tess; Al-Habsi, Fakhriya
Quality in Higher Education, v15 n1 p17-27 Apr 2009
The post-secondary education sector in Oman consists of a complex suite of public and private institutions, in a number of distinct segments, offering local and foreign programmes developed through their respective quality assurance systems. The Omani higher education quality management system is undergoing significant advances to address this situation. Some of these advances are briefly outlined in this paper. Infrastructural policies and frameworks, institutional and programme standards and quality assurance processes and a range of quality enhancement activities are all in progress. Experience shows that the methods used to develop national frameworks and processes are, in themselves, vital factors in the success of those frameworks and processes. Most particularly, benchmarking and consultation have proven effective when complemented with training and support strategies, sourced internationally and, of increasing importance, locally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman