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Anis, Azilah; Islam, Rafikul – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a hierarchical model to rank the challenges faced by the private Malaysian higher education institutions (HEIs) in the provision of quality education and subsequently their corresponding critical success factors (CSFs) to address those challenges. Design/methodology/approach: A sequential mix method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Private Colleges, Success
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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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Wilkerson, Judy R. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: K-20 accreditation is contingent on having policies and procedures that provide evidence of quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI), viewed here as the first of two conflicting paradigms, requiring concurrent expressions of excellence and need. Standardized summative assessments using the traditional tabular rubric design…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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López, Daniel A.; Rojas, Maria J.; López, Boris A.; Espinoza, Oscar – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between quality assurance, the traditional "a priori" approach, and a more recently developed empirical classification of universities, as a means of assessing whether the different classification systems fulfill their original purpose. The study analyzes Chilean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Classification, Quality Assurance
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Fernández González, Manuel Joaquín; Pigozne, Tamara; Surikova, Svetlana; Vasecko, Lubova – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The relevance of institution leaders' personal qualities for providing quality education is widely recognized. The purpose of this paper is to explore vocational education and training (VET) institution leaders' character features. The research question was twofold: What are the features of the character of the pedagogical leaders of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Leadership Qualities, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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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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Pham, Nhung Thi Tuyet; Paton, Valerie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Adequacy of full-time faculty is a fundamental indicator used by US accreditors to ensure quality learning environments. This paper aims to explore institutional responses to one US regional accreditor to identify themes related to adequacy of faculty in support of institutional missions over a two-year period.…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Arumugam, Vasumathi; Mamilla, Rajesh; C., Anil – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The government has taken an initiative to improve the MBBS admission process in the country to eradicate the academic dishonesty and encourage the deserving candidates for MBBS enrolment. The Supreme Court has paved the way to hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), a common entrance test for admission to undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Medical Education, College Admission
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Alhamad, Bassam Mohamed; Aladwan, Rama – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: There is no such thing as a truly centralized or decentralized management system. With regard to universities, most of the key areas in universities are centralized, e.g. finance, personnel, curriculum, management and quality. These key areas will exhibit a higher impact on learning and research by maintaining the appropriate balance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Centralization, Administrative Organization, College Administration
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Pownall, Ian; Kennedy, Victoria – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the influences that shape the intention of a grading decision at the point at which it is made. This can be particularly important when those influences may vary during the marking process making reflective analyses also difficult to explore. Design/methodology/approach: The authors draw upon a…
Descriptors: Grading, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Influences
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Osman, Abu Rashed; Saputra, Ruswiati Surya – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between service quality, program quality, institutional image and student satisfaction in the context of higher education. Additionally, the study attempts to describe the mediating impact of institutional image between service quality, program quality and student satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, College Seniors, Business Administration Education, Private Colleges
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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The present study aims to investigate the effects of a number of demographic and academic factors, such as gender, age, nationality (Emirati vs non-Emirati), high school major (arts vs science) and high school score, on the academic performance -- measured by overall grade point average -- of undergraduate students majoring in statistics…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Generalization
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Kazancoglu, Yigit; Ozkan-Ozen, Yesim Deniz – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This research aims to investigate and define the eight wastes of lean philosophy in higher education institutions (HEIs) by proposing a multi-stage model. Design/methodology/approach: The authors have used a specific multi-criteria decision-making method, fuzzy decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory, to investigate the…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Higher Education, College Faculty, Administrative Organization
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Ezenwaji, Ifeyinwa O.; Otu, Mkpoikanke Sunday; Ezegbe, Bernedeth N.; Okide, Charity C.; Eseadi, Chiedu – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to determine the extent school-based management committee (SBMC) participates in enhancing quality assurance in secondary school management in Enugu state, Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 1,305 people participated in the study, which included a sample of 843 comprising 281 principals in all the public…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, School Based Management, Community Involvement, Quality Assurance
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Singh, Ajit Kumar; Rawani, A. M. – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: Owing to high competition in education sector, quality in education has become utmost important criteria to deliver better education service. For this purpose, it is required to monitor the quality of education. This paper aims to prioritize National Board of Accreditation (NBA) quality parameters in engineering education as per student's…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions), Correlation, Competition
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