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Proposal to Promote Quality of Education: A View from Spain

From Pedagogy to Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective

ISBN: 978-1-83867-107-5, eISBN: 978-1-83867-106-8

Publication date: 28 September 2020


Recent decades have witnessed increasing interest worldwide in educational quality. Many international organisations and national education systems have conducted studies on the meaning of quality, the various ways in which it can be measured and the factors that promote it as a basis for designing education reforms and rendering good practices visible. In this chapter, the authors explore conceptual perspectives on educational quality that are informed by various pedagogical approaches and examine the initiatives implemented in Spain to improve educational quality in non-university contexts, analysing education legislation over the past 30 years. The authors also propose basic elements or strategies that the authors believe would further promote educational quality in non-university settings in Spain and elsewhere. These proposals revolve around the educational project, teacher training and professional development, diversity and inclusion in education and community leadership.




This chapter is partially contextualised in the research project (EDU2016-78451-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the research activities of the ForInterMed-UNED Group (Ref. 125).


López-Gómez, E., Fernández, R.G., Medina, A. and Gento, S. (2020), "Proposal to Promote Quality of Education: A View from Spain", Flavian, H. (Ed.) From Pedagogy to Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 29-44.



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