Quality and Recognition in Higher Education

The Cross-border Challenge

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With rapid growth in cross-border education and developments such as e-learning, for-profit providers, and remote campuses challenging accreditation frameworks, this book examines the situation in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan with a view towards working with UNESCO on a set of guidelines on quality provision in cross-border higher education.

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Accreditation and Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education: The United States

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This chapter provides a general overview of the mechanisms for accreditation and recognition of qualifications in higher education in the United States. It introduces the role of some main actors in this field of accreditation, such as the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). Furthermore, it refers to the international activities of US accrediting organisations. Finally, it examines the role of accreditation in acceptance of degrees, transfer of credit and individual certification and ...


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