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Enhancing Quality in Higher Education by George Gordon, Ray Land

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Introduction

Ray Land and George Gordon

Over the past twenty years or so, there has been massive growth in interest in various aspects of the quality of higher education provision. Largely that has been driven by the creation, in countries worldwide, of explicit policies and procedures to review, audit and evaluate provision and produce associated reports. In part, these trends are associated in many countries with the granting by governments of a greater degree of autonomy to higher education institutions but with related increased requirements for accountability of the exercising of those powers. In part, they stem from the scalar consequences of massification. In part, they are correlated with growing globalisation, fostering a desire to have ...

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