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Quality Assurance in Education 1

Quality Assurance in Education

Stephanie Matseleng Allais

Issues in Education Policy Number 5

Centre for Education Policy Development

Quality Assurance in Education
Stephanie Matseleng Allais

Issues in Education Policy Number 5

Centre for Education Policy Development

Published by the Centre for Education Policy Development PO Box 31892 Braamfontein Johannesburg 2017 Tel: +27 11 403-6131 Fax: +27 11 339-3455

Copyright © CEPD 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9814095-8-0

Series editor: John Pampallis Design and layout by: Adam Rumball, Sharkbuoys Designs

Contents
Preface Abbreviations and Acronyms Introducing Quality Assurance A Very Short History of Quality Assurance Debates about
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Each booklet gives an outline of the issue that it deals with, explains its importance and why it is contentious or divisive (where that is the case). It summarises current policy and its development – for example, why certain policies were made in the first place and under what circumstances, what the experience of implementing the policies has been, what their supporters and detractors have to say about them, and the main findings of research and policy evaluations. There is also a list of further reading. After having read this booklet, readers should have a basic understanding of the topic. They should be able to understand more complex material on the issue, participate in public debates and assess new policy initiatives.

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Abbreviations and Acronyms

FET GET HEQC IQMS ISO MBA MEd PIRLS QC QCTO SACMEQ SAQA SETA TIMSS Umalusi UNISA

Further Education and Training General Education and Training Higher Education Quality Committee Integrated Quality Management System International Organization for

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