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Quality audits in Hong Kong: seeking evidence of quality enhancement

Carmel McNaught

Abstract:

The Hong Kong government has embarked on a comprehensive and ambitious programme of educational reform across schools, a range of post-secondary education options and universities. As part of this process, it has adopted a system of university quality audits under the aegis of the Quality Assurance Council (QAC). This chapter examines the QAC reports on seven universities in Hong Kong, produced between September 2008 and 2011, to see what discernible markers of quality enhancement exist in the Hong Kong university system that might be traced to the QAC audits. The findings are that, while all universities have areas of strength, there are relatively ...

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