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ERIC Number: EJ888266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Quality and Standards in Higher Education
Williams, Peter
Higher Education Review, v42 n3 p57-62 Sum 2010
Quality and standards in higher education is a tricky topic, but one that will not go away. Everyone has a view, but it is rarely informed by fact. The subject is particularly difficult for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these is the lack of any generally agreed definition of what quality and standards are. In this article, the author presents definitions of and facts about "quality" and "standards" in the world of higher education and makes radical suggestions about what ought to be done about them. He also considers the nature of and mechanisms for maintaining quality and standards in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom