To be continued .... Syntheses and trends in follow-up of quality assurance in West European higher education

Johan C. van Bruggen, Jacob P. Scheele, Don F. Westerheijden

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Abstract

The authors report on West European trends in follow-up arrangements of national quality assurance procedures. They argue that external quality assurance ought to adopt a broader conception of quality than is now often the case. Next, the general public ought to have a guarantee that external quality assurance is valid (through meta-evaluation) and has consequences (through follow-up arrangements). Follow-up currently is not well developed in many European countries in a formal sense, but is receiving more attention as external quality assurance is maturing. Finally, the authors link national quality assurance to the European dimension; an international network could fulfil important functions in making quality assurance transparent and credible across Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-163
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean journal for education law and policy
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • European dimension
  • Follow-up procedures
  • Higher education
  • Quality assessment
  • Quality assurance

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