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Laura Jarrell; Dale Kirby – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2024
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the roles of quality managers at community colleges, their experiences balancing accountability and improvement and their insights into the future of quality assurance. Design/methodology/approach: This phenomenological, qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with eight community college quality…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Administrators
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Al-Mahdy, Yasser F. Hendawy; Emam, Mahmoud – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This study aims to investigate a mediated-effects model of organizational support and citizenship behaviour. The model proposes organizational support as an antecedent of citizenship behaviour and commitment to change (CTC) as a mediator in the organizational support-citizenship behaviour relationship. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
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Mumtaz, Sabiha; Parahoo, Sanjai K.; Gupta, Namrata; Harvey, Heather L. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the major challenges faced and lessons learned during the unplanned transition to online examinations (OE) at a traditional university following the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: This exploratory study involved two distinct samples (110 students and 30 instructors) drawn from a large public…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Electronic Learning, Educational Change
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Pandey, Satyendra C.; Panda, Swati – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2023
Purpose: Hybrid learning, integrating online methods of instruction with face-to-face learning methods, has recently gained increased attention. The literature on pedagogy and course management has focused on hybrid learning as a combination of virtual and physical environments, which can shift learning to a more student-centered model from the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Blended Learning, Student Centered Learning, Educational Change
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Stephens, Simon; Gallagher, Padraig – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the experiences, attitudes and expectations of higher education managers in relation to the increased use of metrics. Specifically, the authors examine a system of metrics which was introduced as part of the process for establishing Technological Universities in Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: A total of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Measurement, Administrators
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Mula-Falcón, Javier; Caballero, Katia; Domingo Segovia, Jesús – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The study aims to analyse international studies on the impact that new forms of control and performativity in higher education have on academics' identity. The aim was threefold, namely, to provide an overview of the main published findings; to establish biases and future lines of research and to offer a starting point to stimulate a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Universities, Research Reports
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Khanolainen, Daria – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: In 2010, the Russian Federation began introducing the new educational standards as a national reform designed to improve education quality. This study aims to identify how teachers feel about the reform to evaluate its intermediate effects. Design/methodology/approach: The study took place in Tatarstan, one of the regions of Russia. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Zawada, Britta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of a culture of high quality and show how a culture of high or exceptional quality goes beyond the functional apparatus of quality assurance, the so-called props on the stage, to the enactment and ultimately to the shared meaning-making and webs of significance for both the institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, School Culture, Universities
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Kaur, Jagdish; Arora, Sangeeta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to develop, refine and validate a multidimensional scale for measuring students' attitude toward educational debt for higher studies in Punjab (India) and the impact of this attitude on the satisfaction of students. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses interview and survey approach. The sample comprises 417 students…
Descriptors: Indians, Debt (Financial), State Universities, Private Colleges
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Chatterji, Madhabi; Lin, Meiko – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to design and iteratively improve the quality of survey-based measures of three non-cognitive constructs for Grade 5-6 students, keeping in mind information needs of users in education reform contexts. The constructs are: Mathematics-related Self-Efficacy, Self-Concept, and Anxiety (M-SE, M-SC, and M-ANX).…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine teachers' perceptions of teacher evaluation (also known as teacher appraisal). In Israel and elsewhere, teacher evaluation is a cornerstone of teaching quality assurance measures; however, detailed knowledge is lacking regarding how teachers themselves perceive it in that context. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers
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Uziely, Eran – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: In Israel, the decision which educational framework is most suitable for pupils with special needs is made by a placement committee. In January 2005, the eighth amendment of the Israeli Special Education Law determined that all pupils have the legal right to participate in their placement committee's deliberations. This paper aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Special Education, Educational Legislation
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Gale, Dick – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume, each elaborating different approaches to quality improvement in education. The purpose of this paper is to delineate a methodology called positive deviance. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the origins, theoretical foundations, core principles and a case study demonstrating an…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Case Studies
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LeMahieu, Paul G.; Nordstrum, Lee E.; Potvin, Ashley Seidel – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: This paper is second of seven in this volume elaborating different approaches to quality improvement in education. It delineates a methodology called design-based implementation research (DBIR). The approach used in this paper is aimed at iteratively improving the quality of classroom teaching and learning practices in defined problem…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Suominen, Olli; Rinne, Risto; Kallo, Johanna; Fan, Yihong – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2017
Purpose: Different aspects of the globalisation of Chinese basic education have been examined in recent studies. This paper aims to contribute to this research base by examining the relationship between global quality assurance and evaluation (QAEVAL) trends and reforms in the Chinese basic education system. Design/methodology/approach: Relevant…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Trend Analysis, Global Approach, International Assessment
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