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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Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education

Key Issues Related to Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Recognition of Qualifications

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This chapter presents a preliminary consideration of initiatives for quality assurance, accreditation and recognition of qualifications that might be taken by key stake-holders – higher education institutions, quality assurance and accreditation agencies, recognition agencies, professional bodies and governments – to better meet the challenges of growth and diversity of cross-border education provision and the emergence of for-profit providers. Key issues and possible initiatives are discussed, such as: how to enhance the protection of students/learners of higher education from degree mills and qualifications of limited value; the suggested establishment of an international database on recognised higher education institutions; the need for comprehensive quality assurance and accreditation systems at the national level; and ...


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