Measuring Quality of Undergraduate Education in Japan: by Reiko Yamada

By Reiko Yamada

This publication explores how the worldwide pattern of caliber coverage in better schooling is expounded to the growth of measuring studying results in Japan. It additionally provides a comparative examine in larger schooling coverage among Japan and the USA, studying how either international locations have reacted to the calls for of globalization. This comparative view can assist readers comprehend the current matters eastern greater schooling faces and take hold of the commonalties and modifications among American and eastern greater education.

The booklet first explores the forces of globalization that experience ended in eastern universities emphasizing pupil studying results. subsequent, it examines how eastern better schooling has discovered from the event of the united states, whose better schooling reform has been considered as a version for Japan. The e-book explains why caliber coverage for educating and studying has turn into very important for all jap greater schooling institutions.

Higher schooling on an international foundation is now dealing with a superb factor. on the way to support scholars in a aggressive international marketplace, universities have to turn into extra teaching-and-learning-centered and strengthen extra internationalized curricula. This ebook offers comparative perspectives for cultural and structural similarities and modifications in greater schooling in nations that could clarify major adjustments within the profits scholars make in university. it is going to support readers comprehend not just how scholar studying results could be measured, yet why universities during the international needs to consistently attempt to develop into world-class institutions.

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Singapore and Hong Kong offer further examples of a QA process whereby general decentralization and increased autonomy of HEIs is coupled with a continued strong presence of the state with respect to QA. Mok (2000), early on, referred to a “re” regulation of HE in the context of QA at the same time as the state loosens its controls of HE in general.  158). The focus at the central level in Hong Kong then is, determining that the HEIs in Hong Kong have the appropriate mechanisms for QA in place, rather than assessing quality itself.

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