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ERIC Number: EJ1044895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education in Ghana: Quality Control and Assessment in Emerging Private Universities
Ntim, Stephen
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v68 n6 p837-849 Dec 2014
High quality provision has been one of the key aims of the current reforms in higher educational institutions across the globe since the beginning of the century and the millennium. Consequently this has led to the increasing demand for quality assurance (QA). This report identifies those institutional processes and structures that support the development of an internal quality culture in the emerging private universities in Ghana. The study bases its understanding of "quality culture" on the definition which sees it as referring to an organizational culture characterized by a cultural/psychological element on the one hand, and a structural/managerial element on the other hand. If we take our educational activity as a process, then the process (the activity) requires inputs (information, materials), resources (people, equipment, space) and control (QMS) to produce outputs (products and/or services). QA then is a culture--a way of continuously aiming to improve and do better--and the private universities in Ghana are responding to this.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana