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Volume 15
Issue 1
Online publication date 2015-04-15
Title Quality assurance in higher education: The Philippines and Oman experience
Author Abdullah Saif Al Tobi, Solane Duque
Quality Assurance (QA) is generally defined as part of the overall management function that determines and implements the quality policy (intentions and directions of the organization). This paper discusses the different definitions of quality, quality terminologies, accreditation, and comparison between the different approaches to quality assurance as applied in the Sultanate of Oman and in the Philippines according to their specific purposes.
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Keywords Quality assurance, accreditation, higher education
Pages 41-48
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