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Žibeniene, Gintaute; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
The article presents which conceptions of higher education quality are most acceptable to first-year students of the study field of pedagogy. It is significant to analyse students' opinions as more than 10 years ago the EU member states agreed that higher education institutions bear responsibility for the quality of higher education. Being members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Freshmen, Opinions
Kohont, Andrej; Nadoh Bergoc, Jana – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
In the article the concept of higher education quality is discussed, putting an emphasis on the concept of quality as a transformation. In this context the teachers are stimulated to use contemporary teaching/learning tools and to take active role in the development and empowerment of learners. The role of human resource management (HRM) is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Culture, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Pukelyte, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
This article reviews a possibility to assess university studies as a service. University studies have to be of high quality both in their content and in the administrative level. Therefore, quality of studies as a service is an important constituent part of study quality assurance. When assessing quality of university studies as a service, it is…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Evaluation Criteria, Definitions
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McMahon, Tim; Thakore, Hemal – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
This paper starts from the premise that using learning outcomes to organise the curriculum has been demonstrated to be beneficial to both students and teachers. Accepting, however, that there are legitimate concerns over the extent to which the use of learning outcomes can inhibit originality and critical thinking of students, this paper uses the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Alignment (Education)
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Zibeniene, Gintaute; Targamadze, Vilija – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
The article examines harmonization of higher education as an prerequisite of improvement of study quality in Lithuania. It overviews the development of higher education and criteria of university and higher non-university study programmes. An assumption is made that higher university and higher non-university studies are poorly harmonized and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Development
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Skudiene, Vida – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
The environment for teaching management in Baltic States' universities has undergone profound changes. The factors involved are: greater interaction between classroom teaching and the "real world", market expansion, internationalization, and increasingly diverse students. The author reports on the survey findings from the three…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Lauzackas, Rimantas; Rackauskaite, Aiste; Jaskauskaite, Daiva – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
When independence was restored in Lithuania, a single-stage higher education system that had existed hitherto was reorganised into a multi-stage system with Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programme studies. The analysis of Master studies, as a new and atypical phenomenon in Lithuania, highlights the discrepancies between Master programme curricula…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, College Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Graduate Study
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Spudyte, Irma; Misiunas, Mindaugas – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article deals with the necessity of the development of higher education institutions, improvement of their performance and management in the context of constant changes and reforms. The outcomes of the research carried out at Kaunas College in 2003 while implementing the college performance quality improvement plan are presented. Research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Organizational Culture