Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 3 Issue 2


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The Research Assessment Exercise, funding and teaching quality

Alan Jenkins

Argues that the funding arrangements for UK higher education and inparticular the rules and rewards of the Research Assessment Exercise(RAE) have encouraged individuals…


A rose by any other name: TQM in higher education

Allan Bolton

The origins of total quality management (TQM) in manufacturing andits popular adoption as a panacea or fad have combined to limit itsacceptability in higher education institutions…


Academic quality in TQM: issues in teaching and learning

Priscilla Chadwick

TQM in higher education, as in other professions, is a commitmentto continuous improvement. Explores issues involved in enhancing thequality of teaching and learning in higher…


Inspection and policy making: some initial ideas

John Lee, John Fitz

Considers the role of Her Majesty′s Inspectorate (HMI) in themaintenance, promotion and judgement of quality in schools. Drawing ondocumentary evidence and interview data, briefly…


Context specificity and quality continuing professional education. Part 1: beyond the market

Philip Tovey

The first of two related articles examining quality assurance inuniversity continuing professional education (CPE). First provides acritique of the potential for the…


Quality assessment: two traditions (a review article)

Robert Withers

Identifies two approaches to quality assessment in education. TheHigher Education Funding Council for England favours the controlparadigm which renders assessment political. Until…

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