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The background of quality assurance in higher education and engineering education

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by P Gray, A Patil, G Codner
This chapter presents a review of the historical, philosophical, political, and social background of Quality Assurance of higher education, in general, and engineering education, in particular. Such a review can help us appreciate how the Quality Assurance movement got to where it is today and the tensions that are inherent in it, as well as provide guidance for its future development. Suggestions for advancing Quality Assurance in Engineering Education are provided at the end of the chapter.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Patil AS; Gray PJ

Parent Title

Engineering education quality assurance : a global perspective

Start Page

3

End Page

25

Number of Pages

23

ISBN-13

9781441905543

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

New York

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); Monash University; United States Naval Academy;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

22