ERIC Number: EJ681219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-1
Establishing Quality Assurance in the South African Context
Strydom, A. H.; Strydom, J. F.
Quality in Higher Education, v10 n2 p101-113 Jul 2004
This paper provides perspectives on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the national auditing and accreditation system in South African higher education. In doing so, the quality assurance contexts of developed countries, Africa and South Africa are considered and the issues of uncertainty and conformity are highlighted. This is followed by a more in-depth analysis of the policy developments, mandates and functions of the South African higher education quality assurance system, its impact, the challenges it is facing, and debates about future directions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Quality Control, Developed Nations, Audits (Verification), Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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