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Local relevance evaluation in the accreditation bodies for engineering master¿s programs
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías,
  • Humanidades y ciencias sociales
Datos
Descripción
Accreditation models in the international context mainly consider the evaluation of learning outcomes and the ability of programs (or higher education institutions) to achieve the educational objectives stated in their mission. However, it is not clear if these objectives and therefore their outcomes satisfy real national and regional needs, a critical point in engineering master's programs, especially in developing countries. The aim of this paper is to study the importance of the local relevancy evaluation of these programs and to analyze the main models of quality assurance and accreditation bodies of USA, Europe and Latin America, in order to ascertain whether the relevancy is evaluated or not. After a literature review, we found that in a free-market economic context and international education, the accreditation of master?s programs follows an international accreditation model, and doesn¿t take in account in most cases criteria and indicators for local relevancy. It concludes that it is necessary both, international accreditation to ensure the effectiveness of the program (achievement of learning outcomes) and the national accreditation through which it could ensure local relevancy of programs, for which we are giving some indicators
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
No
Título de la revista
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal
ISSN
1877-0428
Factor de impacto JCR
0
Información de impacto
Volumen
1
DOI
10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.125
Número de revista
15
Desde la página
475
Hasta la página
479
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Participantes
  • Autor: Erick Alexander Miñán Ubillús (UPM)
  • Autor: Isabel del Rosario Chiyon Carrasco (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
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