Improving Quality Assurance in European Vocational Education and Training

Author: Adrie J. Visscher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402095276
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Many resources are invested in the development and introduction of Quality Assurance Systems in educational institutions all over the world. Our assumption is that, as a result of quality assurance activities, practitioners obtain information about their own functioning and institutional performance which is new and valuable to them and which therefore will form a basis for them to improve performance. This assumption proves to be naïve; too often performance feedback is under-utilized, and evaluations become void, legitimizing rites instead of a basis for organizational learning and the improvement of institutions. The aim of this book was to find out when educational institutions do transform Quality Assurance data into actions to improve performance, and how the use of such data can be promoted. This volume reports on the study of Quality Assurance structures and activities in 36 educational institutes in 6 European Countries and presents guidelines for Quality Assurance.

Cross nationally Comparative Evidence based Educational Policymaking and Reform

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178743768X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this volume scholars and policymakers examine how large-scale assessments and quantitative data are used to inform policy-making at all levels of education worldwide, and how data can be used to better understand specific national and regional educational challenges.

Information Systems Applications in the Arab Education Sector

Author: Albadri, Fayez
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466619856
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book is a rich source of knowledge about educational reforms through the adoption of information systems applications and technologies in the Arab region, covering current initiatives, approaches, issues, and challenges in the Arab education sector"--Provided by publisher.

Fundamentals of a common quality assurance framework CQAF for VET in Europe

Author: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Publisher:
ISBN:
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One of the main merits of the Lisbon agenda of 2000 was to put education and vocational education and training (VET) at the center of Europe's economic growth and employment policies. The education and training 2010 work program was adopted in 2002 to bring forward implementation of agreed objectives which, in VET, came under the Copenhagen process. Quality assurance in VET became one of the three main activities to focus on in full parity of esteem with credit transfer in VET and development of a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences. This publication gives a short but comprehensive presentation of the work done on quality assurance in VET, thus fulfilling some relevant objectives of the Copenhagen process.--Publisher's description.

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Author: Directorate Of Educat Council Of Europe
Publisher:
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