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Sfakianaki, Eleni; Kaiseroglou, Nikolaos; Kakouris, Andreas – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Primary education (PE) forms the foundation of high-quality education systems, but it is often underestimated. This paper aims to develop and empirically validate a measurement instrument to study the current stage of total quality management (TQM) implementation in PE. Design/methodology/approach: This study developed a seven-dimensional…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Total Quality Management, Primary Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Smith, Barbara Leigh; MacGregor, Jean – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2009
Purpose: In the USA, as elsewhere, there is an ongoing need to improve quality in higher education. Quality improvement models from business have not been widely embraced, and many other approaches to accountability seem to induce minimal compliance. This paper aims to contend that learning communities represent a viable alternative in the quest…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement
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Pounder, James S. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: To present a framework to facilitate comprehension of research on the effectiveness of the teaching evaluation process. Design/methodology/approach: A comprehensive review of the literature that identifies common categories and factors that can be used to construct an analytical framework. Findings: Identifies student related, course…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Krishnaveni, R.; Anitha, J. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: To develop a comprehensive model of professional characteristics of an educator that will prepare them for high standards of professional achievements, as all professions demand standardization and formulation of guidelines in today's competitive environment. Design/methodology/approach: Literature on essentials of an educator was sourced…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum Design, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods
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Chan, Catherine Y. P.; Chan, S. F.; Chan, K.; Ip, W. C. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a thinking model to recommend to the vocational education institutions for planning their educational business in the face of marketization. Design/methodology/approach: The systems approach is adopted for developing the model. It is not only used for the conceptualization of the principles of…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Planning
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Bush, Martin E. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2006
Purpose: To provide educationalists with an understanding of the key quality issues relating to multiple-choice tests, and a set of guidelines for the quality assurance of such tests. Design/methodology/approach: The discussion of quality issues is structured to reflect the order in which those issues naturally arise. It covers the design of…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Reliability, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Comm, Clare L.; Mathaisel, Dennis F. X. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2005
Purpose: Because of the ever-expanding commercialization and marketing of higher education, a need now exists to apply the concepts of business process improvement to colleges and universities. Aims to explore this issue. Design/methodology/approach: An open-ended qualitative questionnaire was developed, administered to 18 public and private…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Benchmarking
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Alfan, Ervina; Othman, Md Nor – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2005
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the undergraduate students' performance in the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya and the factors influencing the performance of the undergraduate students. Design/methodology/approach: The performance of the undergraduate students in this study is measured by their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables