LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY STATE STANDARDS. A CASE OF ALBANIA

TitleLEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY STATE STANDARDS. A CASE OF ALBANIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLatifi, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume42
Start Page63-73
Date PublishedMay/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 994982
Keywordshigher education, legal framework, quality standards
Abstract

Albania’s higher education development is very dynamic. Higher education in Albania is being characterized by a massive expansion process and by competition between both the public and private education sectors. The number of higher education institutions has grown fivefold during the last eight years. There are currently thirteen (13) public and forty six (46) private institutions.
This article is aimed at the research of analysing the legal framework for higher education quality state standards.
This analysis will address three important issues:
1. What is the legal framework for higher education quality state standards?
2. How is the quality assured in higher education institutions?
3. To what extent are Albanian quality standards compared to the European ones?
This study is based on an analysis of the domestic and European legislation, interviews with fifteen (15) key persons that are divided into three groups: officials of the Ministry of Education and Science/Public Agency for the Accreditation of Higher Education, officials of the public Higher Education Institution, and officials of private Higher Education in Albania including reports and policy documents.
The conclusions of this research article will help in understanding the role of the higher education quality state standards and will contribute to the improvement of the quality legal framework in the country.

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