Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 5 Issue 2


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A good league table guide?

Mantz Yorke

Subjects the league table of universities published in The Times and The Times Good University Guide in 1995 and 1996 to statistical and conceptual analyses. Shows the “measures”…


Access to higher education

Yvonne Hill, Janet MacGregor, Kate Dewar

Aims to explore the various factors that influenced the outcomes of an orientation course for nurses and midwives entering higher education for the first time. Data were gathered…


AVAs: adding value to access? A cost‐benefit analysis of access quality assurance

David Wilkinson

Builds on the article in Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 5 No. 1, “Assuring quality in access courses ‐ the authorized version”, by discussing the problematic nature of…


How do students spend their time?

Karen Innis, Malcolm Shaw

Describes the development, management and organization of a major cross‐university project designed to discover how students spend their study‐related time. Identifies critical…


Developing a dynamic in a learning innovation

Ian Roffe

Examines the practical and theoretical issues involved in starting and sustaining an innovatory learning programme by analysing the case of screen translation. Considers the…


This way QA?

Mantz Yorke

Examines the extent to which the purposes of quality assurance stated by the Joint Planning Group (JPG) in its Final Report are likely to be fulfilled, and points to a number of…


A dialogue about the quality of education

Tove Nagel, Tone Kvernbekk

Explores the concept of quality in education, by means of a dialogue. Discusses different conceptions and dimensions of quality, and shows how they are largely contingent on…

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