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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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Tripathi, Manorama; Jeevan, V. K. J. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2009
Purpose: The paper aims to study how the present distance learning libraries can improve upon their existing services and introduce new ones to enhance quality of services to distance learners. Design/methodology/approach: The paper includes a review of literature on quality assurance in open and distance education in general and student support…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Quality Control, Libraries
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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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Voss, Roediger; Gruber, Thorsten – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to aim to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching qualities of effective lecturers that students desire and to uncover the constructs that underlie these desire expectations and reveal the underlying benefits for which students look. Design/methodology/approach: A semi-standardized qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Osseo-Asare, Augustus E.; Longbottom, David; Murphy, William D. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2005
Purpose: To deepen the understanding and to encourage further research on leadership best practices for sustaining quality improvement in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: The literature on leadership provides the theoretical context for the survey of quality managers from 42 UK HEIs. A mix of questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries
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Temponi, Cecilia – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2005
Purpose: To analyze the main elements of continuous improvement (CI) in higher education and the concerns of academia's stakeholders in the implementation of such an approach. Suggests guidelines for the development of a culture more receptive to the implementation and maintenance of a CI approach in higher education. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Quality Control