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This study explored quality assessment and accountability in Dutch university education using a case study approach. The Dutch national system of quality assurance is described, and developments since the mid-1980s are traced. The university case studies illustrate models which are being employed to implement the quality assurance system including Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Comparisons are made between the Dutch and American approaches to achieving educational quality and the role of the respective governments in the process. While the American system emphasizes peer review, the Dutch process emphasizes external assessment but begins with an internal self-study. Interviews were conducted with educational leaders responsible for designing and implementing the system at the national level, as well as with students, faculty members, and administrators of departments, divisions, and institutions at four Dutch Universities. At the University of Groningen, the process of quality assessment was managed by influencing existing structures, while at the University of Amsterdam new structures and group process consultants were employed. The University of Limburg at Maastricht model is one in which the assessment of teaching and learning is embedded in existing faculty structures. The Dutch system is characterized as egalitarian, autonomous, democratic, and federated. Implications for American higher education include constraining the role of government and borrowing selectively from other systems of self-regulation. (Contains 31 references.) (SW)

Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Institutional Research, Models, Quality Control, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Total Quality Management

Autor: Palmer, Barbara H.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12479&id=ED386974

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