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Cohen-Azaria, Yael – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: In 2012, the Israeli Ministry of Education and its Testing and Evaluation Department introduced a new tool to evaluate the quality of kindergarten teachers' work. This paper aims to identify how kindergarten teachers perceive the new multiple domains performance tool. Design/methodology/approach: The study applied a qualitative paradigm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Evaluation
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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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Dube-Xaba, Zanele; Makae, Malehlohonolo Precious – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The aim of quality assessment is to support the development of learners' competencies as required in 21st century economies. This paper aims to analyse the role and understanding of heads of department (HoDs) regarding quality assessment and the moderation of school-based assessment (SBA) tasks in tourism, which is a subject in the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Secondary School Curriculum, Quality Assurance, Department Heads
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Aizenberg, Merav – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this current study is to follow the development of preservice kindergarten teachers during the practicum phase of their teacher education studies in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the first period of lockdown. Design/methodology/approach: The sample included 38 preservice kindergarten teachers in their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Ansmann, Moritz; Seyfried, Markus – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Quality management has become an integral part of management reforms in public sector organizations. Drawing on a new institutionalist perspective, this study aims to investigate the relation of management reforms and organizational performance in the context of higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The authors analyse the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Administrative Change, Quality Assurance, Administrators
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Mahande, Ridwan Daud; Malago, Jasruddin Daud; Abdal, Nurul Mukhlisah; Yasdin, Yasdin – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This paper aims to identify and discuss factors affecting students' performance in web-based learning (WBL) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: This study uses a quantitative method to analyze data collected using an online structured questionnaire. Responses were gathered from undergraduate students (n = 270)…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology
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Mello Silva, Mariana Ferreira de; Vargas, Eduardo Raupp de – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to examine the extant literature to analyze the relationship between quality assurance (QA) and innovation in the higher education context. Design/methodology/approach: This study selected 63 articles through a systematic literature review in Scopus and Web of Science databases and performed a descriptive and thematic…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Correlation, Educational Innovation
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Heart, Tsipi; Finklestein, Elad; Cohen, Menashe – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess students' perceptions of four teaching and learning (T&L) methods used in a blended learning Contract Law course, namely, frontal, written assignments, simulations and online asynchronous T&L. Design/methodology/approach: Law students (n = 417) filled in an anonymous questionnaire on their…
Descriptors: Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Contracts, Blended Learning
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Hoare, Alana; Goad, Pamela – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Academics and administrators frequently lament the bureaucracy in higher education, which diverts attention from teaching and research. Heightened monitoring of institutions as a result of dominant neoliberal ideologies shapes perceptions of accreditation as a bureaucratic burden rather than a value-added tool for continuous quality…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Tsiligiris, Vangelis; Kéri, Anita; Cheah, Jeremy Eng-Tuck – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: This study aims to explore the influence of the individual student profile of Hofstede's Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Collectiveness and Long-Term Orientation on student service quality expectations in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Data is collected via a survey consisting of items from a standard Hofstede and a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Characteristics, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Students
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Poole, Brian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the way "moderation" is defined and operationalised at UK universities. It is hoped that this investigation provides pointers for modifications in university documentation and practices, as well as indicates possible areas for future research. Design/methodology/approach: This paper begins…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Practices, Educational Assessment
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Kumar, Atul; Gawande, Amol; Raibagkar, Shirish – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sustenance of quality over the long run by higher education institutions (HEIs) as measured by the accreditation scores in two consecutive five-year cycles of accreditation, which is a global quality practice. It also aimed to uncover the causes of the decline in the quality performance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Hoare, Alana; Dishke Hondzel, Catharine; Wagner, Shannon – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: Higher education institutions are required to evaluate program quality through cyclical program review processes. Despite often being considered the "gold standard" of academic review, there persists dissatisfaction with the lack of integration of program review findings into other planning processes, such as budgeting,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Educational Assessment
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Rughoobur-Seetah, Soujata – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: With the impact of COVID-19, the educational system across the world had to be reviewed and readapted. Both learners and tutors were forced to adopt the online teaching and learning mechanism. Learners had to cope with the drastic teaching mode. In all of these, the student's level of satisfaction remains pivotal. Teaching and learning…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Student Satisfaction
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