Redefining Education Quality: Lessons from an International Perspective

  • Gregory Wurzburg
  • Alan Wagner


Quality — in terms of its definition and measurement — is subjective. Moreover the implications of judgements about quality can be variable or ambiguous in that education policy serves the multiple objectives of reproducing and transmitting social and cultural values and tradition, as well as cognitive development. Assessments of education quality sometimes have unclear implications for policy because the governance of education varies across political jurisdictions; implications are controversial because of the stakes involved, including the institutional stakes of providers.


OECD Country Tertiary Education Institutional Arrangement Education Quality Literacy Level 
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  • Alan Wagner

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