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    Rhetoric and reality: The Irish experience of Quality Assurance

    Fitzsimons, Camilla (2017) Rhetoric and reality: The Irish experience of Quality Assurance. The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education. pp. 15-32. ISSN 0790-8040

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    This paper shares the Irish adult educator’s experiences of Quality Assurance (QA). Educators are found to be largely supportive of QA but contradictions emerge. These include philosophical tensions, inconsistent moderation and incongruence between the stated values of QA and a more powerful government-led employability discourse.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Quality; quality assurance (QA); accreditation; government policy; evaluation; retrospective and prospective QA; managerialism; neoliberalism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 9008
    Depositing User: Camilla Fitzsimons
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 10:24
    Journal or Publication Title: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education
    Publisher: AONTAS. The National Adult Learning Organisation
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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