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Kolade, Oluwaseun – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Against the backdrop of falling standards and failing government policies in the education sector in Nigeria, this paper aimed to investigate how and why non-state actors can make a significant impact on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals for universal basic education (UBE). Design/methodology/approach: This study draws from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Public Schools
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Arribas Díaz, Jorge Antonio; Martínez-Mediano, Catalina – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the application of quality management systems (QMS) based on international standards of quality in education (ISO 9001:2008) and ascertain the influence of this quality model on primary and secondary schools in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in 26 publicly funded,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Total Quality Management, Educational Quality, International Organizations
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Cudney, Elizabeth A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume that aims to elaborate different approaches to quality improvement in education. It delineates a methodology called Six Sigma. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the origins, theoretical foundations, core principles and a case study demonstrating an application of Six Sigma in a…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Statistical Analysis
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Cruz, Francisco José Fernández; Gálvez, Inmaculada Egido; Santaolalla, Rafael Carballo – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: Quality management systems are being used more frequently in educational institutions, although their application has generated a certain amount of disagreement among education experts, who have at times questioned their suitability and usefulness for improving schools. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to this discussion by…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Quality
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Saiti, Anna – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate whether educational leadership in Greece implements the values of total quality management and contributes to the improvement of the educational process, and to offer proposals for a framework of total quality management that would contribute to an improvement in the overall quality of the education process.…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Instructional Leadership, Total Quality Management
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Awang, Marinah; Ismail, Ramlee; Flett, Peter; Curry, Adrienne – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to shed light on changes in the Malaysian education system, with particular reference to the development of Smart Schools, and to evaluate progress with respect to knowledge management in school education. Design/methodology/approach: The research is designed around questionnaires based on a knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Educational Change, Information Technology
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Jaiani, Vasil; Whitford, Andrew B. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the policy process that led to the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in the United States and the Bush Administration's role in this process. Design/methodology/approach: The research design is historical and archival. A description of the NCLB Act is given and the major provisions and…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Government Role
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Walker, John – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an inventory of behaviours and attitudes expected of English language teaching (ELT) professionals in a services context. Design/methodology/approach: A two-stage Delphi method using ELT expert panellists, comprising managers and owners from the ELT sector. Delphi is indicated for complex problems,…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Integrity, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes
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Tran, Nga D.; Nguyen, Thanh T.; Nguyen, My T. N. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of the Standard of Quality for higher education institutions in Vietnam which was developed in response to an urgent call for a fundamental reform to enhance the quality of educational provision, particularly of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The standard and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Higher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Criticism
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Ellis, Charles; Castle, Kathryn – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: Teacher research (inquiry) has been characterized as practice improvement, professional development and action research, among numerous names and descriptions. The purpose of this paper is to support the case that teacher research is also a form of quality improvement known as continuous process improvement (CPI).…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Methods
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Doherty, Geoffrey D. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some key aspects of quality in education in the light of over 30 years practical experience of doing quality assurance (QA). Design/methodology/approach: Reflection on three concepts, which are still the subject of debate, namely: "quality"; "total quality management (TQM)"; and…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Institutional Autonomy
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Michaelowa, Katharina – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the relationship among different levels of education. Design/methodology/approach: International cross-country comparisons, bi- and multivariate analyses, with many graphical illustrations. These methods are used to compare educational outcomes at the primary, secondary and tertiary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of 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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Bae, Sang Hoon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2007
Purpose: The study seeks to examine the relationship between the implementation of the ISO 9000 quality management system and educational outcomes of schools, measured by student achievement on the state-mandated tests and school attendance rates--graduation rates, in the case of high schools. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted…
Descriptors: Standards, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education
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Fare, R.; Grosskopf, S.; Forsund, F. R.; Hayes, K.; Heshmati, A. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2006
Purpose: This paper seeks to model and compute productivity, including a measure of quality, of a service which does not have marketable outputs--namely public education at the micro level. This application is a case study for Sweden public schools. Design/methodology/approach: A Malmquist productivity index is employed which allows for multiple…
Descriptors: Productivity, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries