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Exploring internal challenges for quality assurance staff in Vietnam: voice of insiders

Cuong Huu Nguyen (Education Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Quality Assurance in Education

ISSN: 0968-4883

Article publication date: 6 May 2021

Issue publication date: 27 September 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to determine how quality assurance practitioners in Vietnam describe their levels of professional knowledge and related skills, as well as identifying factors that interfere with the development of these skills.

Design/methodology/approach

Semi-structured were conducted with 22 quality assurance practitioners who were directly involved in quality assurance policy-making and implementation.

Findings

Thematic analysis identified that internal challenges for quality assurance staff were mostly related to their lack of knowledge, skills and experience in this area. Limited capacity in English communication was also reported as a major challenge for Vietnamese quality assurance specialists.

Originality/value

The paper concludes that regular capacity-building programmes can help quality assurance staff gain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their work performance.

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Citation

Nguyen, C.H. (2021), "Exploring internal challenges for quality assurance staff in Vietnam: voice of insiders", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 29 No. 2/3, pp. 70-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-07-2020-0080

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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