Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Keywords

Quality assurance, Vocational education, Training

DOI

10.1080/13636820902933247

Abstract

Operating a quality assurance system in tertiary education is the rule rather than the exception, because of the belief that it will improve quality. However, proving this is not easy. This study examines three ways of providing the evidence: the a priori method, the stepwise backtracking method, and the external evaluation method. The quality assurance system of the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong is used as a case‐study, but the findings on the advantages and disadvantages of using these methods have relevance for testing the effectiveness of quality assurance systems for other education institutions.

Source Publication

Journal of Vocational Education & Training

Volume Number

61

Issue Number

2

ISSN

1363-6820

First Page

183

Last Page

202