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External Quality Audit by Chenicheri Sid Nair, Mahsood Shah

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External quality audits in South African higher education: goals, outcomes and challenges

Lis Lange and Mala Singh

Abstract:

This chapter focuses on the implementation of external quality audits in South African higher education during the post-apartheid period. The authors point to the difficulties of establishing direct correlations between external audits and their supposed impacts, both as a general methodological challenge as well as the fact that the introduction of quality assurance was part of wide-ranging reforms that impacted on all aspects of the higher education system in the country. Drawing on research commissioned by the national agency itself, as well as other research analyses of the external audits, the chapter concludes ...

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