Ensuring compliance and diversity in MENA higher education

AlBuainain, Reem and Bennison, Brian and Hasan, Jameel (2019) Ensuring compliance and diversity in MENA higher education. In: MENAPAR 2019: PA Research and SSC for the Achievement of the SDGs in the Arab Region, 28-31 Oct 2019, Ifrane, Morocco.

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This paper reviews the impact of quality assurance agencies on higher education and the extent to which these agencies can improve the quality of higher education in the MENA region, in particular. The main part of this paper is conceptual and based on higher education literature, reviews and reports. The methodology is qualitative, and the research tool is document analysis. The paper reviews key longitudinal studies on the impact of external monitoring bodies in the MENA region to understand experiences and quality standards compliance. This helps to identify opportunities to develop quality practices in that are more appropriate to the context of the MENA region. It is concluded that a collaborative approach among all parties in the higher education system is critical to develop diversity among higher education institutions while achieving compliance requirements and internal improvement.

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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 01:39
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 23:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, MENA region, internal improvement, diversity, compliance
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37390

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