Improving Quality Assurance in European Vocational Education and Training

Factors Influencing the Use of Quality Assurance Findings

  • Adrie J. Visscher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Adrie J. Visscher, Maria Hendriks
    Pages 145-169
  3. Adrie J. Visscher, Maria Hendriks, Ole Dibbern Andersen, Ludger Deitmer, Lars Heinemann, Eeva Kesküla et al.
    Pages 171-175
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


Many resources are invested in the development and introduction of Quality Assurance Systems in educational institutions all over the world. Our assumption is that, as a result of quality assurance activities, practitioners obtain information about their own functioning and institutional performance which is new and valuable to them and which therefore will form a basis for them to improve performance. This assumption proves to be naïve; too often performance feedback is under-utilized, and evaluations become void, legitimizing rites instead of a basis for organizational learning and the improvement of institutions.

The aim of this book was to find out when educational institutions do transform Quality Assurance data into actions to improve performance, and how the use of such data can be promoted. This volume reports on the study of Quality Assurance structures and activities in 36 educational institutes in 6 European Countries and presents guidelines for Quality Assurance.


European Union (EU) Evaluation Performance feedback School self-evaluation Training Utilization of data learning organization quality assurance vocational education

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