Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

Quality in Higher Education

Authors: Turner, David Andrew

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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The quality of higher education is a hot topic, especially as students around the world are asked to pay more towards their own education, and expect to get what they pay for. In addition, league tables, both national and international, have come to dominate discussion, with several governments, and many institutions, setting themselves the goal of improving their ratings. In this volume Professor Turner examines the assumptions that are being made about what counts as quality, and what the traditional purposes of universities are. But with the growth of mass higher education, and the rise of student centred approaches to learning and teaching, it has become increasingly clear that high quality education is education that meets the needs of the student at that particular moment, and promotes their future development. After examining a range of different approaches to the quality of higher education and its measurement, Professor Turner develops an approach to benchmarking and quality enhancement that is better suited to the ethos of individualised learning, and uses it to critique the philosophies that have dominated debates about quality to date. This book will be of interest to scholars of higher education, but also has something important to add to debates that engage policy makers in higher education. It provides a background to the historical development of universities which might help postgraduate students ad new members of faculty understand the process in which they are engaged.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Performance Indicators and Benchmarking

    David Andrew Turner

    Pages 29-39

  • International League Tables

    David Andrew Turner

    Pages 55-68

  • The Economics of Higher Education

    David Andrew Turner

    Pages 69-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality in Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-684-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-684-7
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 110
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