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ERIC Number: EJ887412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Has External Quality Assurance Actually Improved Quality in Higher Education over the Course of 20 Years of the "Quality Revolution"?
Kristensen, Bente
Quality in Higher Education, v16 n2 p153-157 Jul 2010
At the beginning of the last 20 years so-called "quality revolution" it was expected from most of the established national quality agencies that internal quality systems and the development of an internal quality culture would emerge automatically in the HEI from the external quality impact. The author argues that a better balance must be found between internal and external quality assurance and quality improvement. She therefore, finds it most stimulating that the European Standards and Guidelines underline that external evaluations largely depend for their full effectiveness on there being an explicit internal quality assurance strategy, with specific objectives and on the use, within institutions, of mechanisms and methods aimed at achieving those objectives. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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