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Enhancing Quality in Higher Education by George Gordon, Ray Land

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17

The Present Situation of Quality Enhancement in Japan

Reiko Yamada

Introduction

Travelling to a foreign country is a wonderful way to gain perspectives on one’s own culture and to discover myths and assumptions that would otherwise go unchallenged. Higher education on a global basis is now facing a great issue: universities and colleges have to be responsible for the quality of their education. The concept of assessing student learning outcomes has been highlighted. Teaching and learning issues have been widely discussed in higher education institutions worldwide. For Japanese higher education institutions, for reasons to be discussed in this chapter, the quality of teaching and learning has become a very critical issue. The past decade brought ...

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