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This Country Note on New Zealand forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. This is a collaborative project to assist the design and implementation of tertiary education policies which contribute to the realisation of social and economic objectives of countries.
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This paper provides a typology of the existing national systems of quality assurance in tertiary education, a summary of advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to quality assurance and an account of the current empirical evidence on the effects of quality assurance mechanisms.
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This paper was commissioned by the Education and Training Policy Division in the framework of the Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría emphasised the importance of vocational training and education, and highlighted the OECD’s role in developing policies and identifying best practices in these areas.
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This paper presents three experiences on evaluation projects in Portugal over the last 10 to 15 years: characteristics of existing school property; diagnosis of existing laboratories in secondary schools; and a general survey of school facilities.
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The paper describes past, present and future directions in education infrastructure policy in Mexico in the context of the development of guidelines and regulations on quality in Mexico’s educational facilities.
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The Evaluation School Building Indices Quality System aims to develop principles, methodology and appropriate indices for the evaluation of the educational infrastructures in the Greek State.
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The paper is concerned with the spatial condition of school buildings and the preconditions it contains for encouraging and facilitating learning through a social, cultural and informational interface.
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This paper presents the methodology and preliminary results of a post-occupancy evaluation, which is currently being conducted at the Galopim de Carvalho School in Lisbon.
In 2006, the OECD/PEB Governing Board agreed to form a Working Group on Evaluating Quality on Educational Facilities to advance this work.