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ERIC Number: EJ900781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Do Too Many Rights Make a Wrong? A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of a Sample of Malaysian and Singapore Private Higher Education Providers in Transnational Quality Assurance
Lim, Fion Choon Boey
Quality in Higher Education, v16 n3 p211-222 Nov 2010
Assuring the quality of transnational education has been an endeavour of increasing importance in the internationalisation of higher education but is also increasingly challenging given the involvement of many stakeholders. This paper focuses on the experiences of and challenges faced by private tertiary education providers in Malaysia and Singapore, which are major importers of Australian degrees, in coping with the varied and increasingly demanding requirements of different quality assurance goals, emphases and systems. Interviews with staff from private providers of tertiary education in both countries revealed that the existence of a large number of different requirements based on varied standards leads to counter-productive and ineffective outcomes such as the diversion of resources. The experiences of Malaysia and Singapore provide valuable lessons for emerging economies, including China and India, both of which will likely be major educational providers in the coming decades. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Malaysia; Singapore