Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities by Ephraim MhlangaQuality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities by Ephraim Mhlanga

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

byEphraim Mhlanga

Paperback | June 19, 2013

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This book attempts to explore the nature of quality assurance policies and practices in three universities in the Southern African region. It looks at how they were developed, the parties that were involved in the policy process, the implications of such processes for policy implementation, and institutional and contextual factors mediating quality assurance practices on the ground. The major aim of the book is to explore both enabling and constraining factors affecting quality enhancement in higher education in this region.
The book is based on a set of case studies undertaken at the three universities. Although they share a relatively common geographical location, the universities have different contextual environments and are at different stages of quality assurance development.
Ephraim Mhlanga is an academic and specialist in quality assurance in higher education. Apart from his experience in teaching in universities in Zimbabwe and South Africa, he has worked on a number of quality assurance initiatives in the Southern African region, mainly involving supporting institutions in putting in place robust qualit...
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Title:Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southern Africa: Challenges and OpportunitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034309651

ISBN - 13:9783034309653

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Contents: Quality assurance: policy or practice? – The interplay of globalisation, internationalisation and the state in quality assurance in higher education – The impact of economic stability on the performance of higher education – Societal expectations of the African University – Institutional legacies and the evolution of quality assurance – The changing nature of state-institution relationships within the African context.