Policy Implications of Research in Education

Learning Standards and the Assessment of Quality in Higher Education: Contested Policy Trajectories

Authors: Yorke, Jon, Vidovich, Lesley

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  • Addresses highly contemporary issues around learning standards and assessment in higher education policy
  • Offers a unique contribution to the contemporary debates about learning standards and assessment in higher education
  • Comprehensive overview in the fields of higher education policy, quality and learning standards as well as the implications for assessment
  • Offers valuable insights and provides an evidence base for ongoing development in the field
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This book analyses accountability and quality policies relating to learning standards and examines their implications for assessment in higher education. Whilst primarily focusing on the Australian setting, this analysis is located within a broader frame of reference that includes the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (US), and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Across these settings, comparative measures of learning have been seen as a policy ‘solution’ to the problem of ‘proving quality’ in a globalised and increasingly competitive higher education market. Comparative measures of learning depend on the specification of learning standards. Learning standards attempt to articulate the capabilities expected of graduates, and students’ achievement of these is determined through the practices of assessment carried out within institutions. Quality policy, learning standards and assessment practices all intersect within the broader umbrella of accountability, with relevance to governments, higher education providers, employers, parents, and students. The findings reported in this book highlight a number of policy influences, including the rising demands for national and international comparative data on learning standards to compare quality and inform student choice in a globally competitive market.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81400-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Standards and the Assessment of Quality in Higher Education: Contested Policy Trajectories
Authors
Series Title
Policy Implications of Research in Education
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32924-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32924-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32923-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81400-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 273
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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