A STUDY OF OVERVIEW OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
University of Pune (INDIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Education is one of the most important fields. Its objectives are not only to make people literate but also teach the students important skill sets and give them knowledge. It is important in the long run for the development of countries and nations. Its importance is felt globally as well. Education creates business men, world leaders and citizens of the future. The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Therefore it is essential that they receive high quality education.
Quality is often referred to as the degree or grade of excellence. It is the relative measure of goodness. In general terms quality product or a service is the one which meets or exceeds the expectations of a customer. The expectation of customers relate to product performance, reliability, durability and fitness to use. Customers expect the products to or the service to perform as per their expectations. Quality of conformance is a measure of how a product meets its expectations. Many experts believe that the definition that Quality is conformance is the best definition of the word quality. Quality assurance in education can be explained as systematic management and assessment procedures adopted by higher education institutions and systems in order to monitor performance against objectives, and to ensure achievement of quality outputs and quality improvements.
Universities and colleges throughout the world today are giving special attention on designing and implementing new quality assurance mechanisms and systems in order to ensure that students receive high quality and relevant education. The aim of the universities is provide the students degrees and diplomas are widely recognized and make them good citizens. This paper thus tries to find out the quality assurance practices in different countries across the world.
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Quality.