AbstractThis research is an exploration of the development of a quality assurance model for transnational education (TNE) in Vietnam as well as of a theoretical framework about the coordination among related organisations in managing TNE in Vietnam.
The research is grounded in a realism paradigm and employs a qualitative methodology. The case research and convergent interviewing methods are used for the development of the quality assurance model for TNE in Vietnam. The thesis reviews the theories in relation to quality management, quality assurance, case research and convergent interviewing. In addition, the thesis discusses the literature relating to current TNE management in Vietnam and experiences in quality assurance of TNE in some countries and organisations in the Asia Pacific region and internationally.
The research identifies characteristics of quality assurance of TNE and how quality assurance of TNE can be improved. The findings discuss the problems in quality assurance of TNE in Vietnam and the possible solutions for improving quality assurance of TNE in Vietnam. The heart of the thesis is the development of a quality assurance model for TNE in Vietnam. The relations between quality assurance of TNE and its impacts on policy are also discussed. Finally, this research identifies implications to the government and institutions to improve the quality of TNE programs in Vietnam.
The research finds that a unique quality assurance model for TNE will fill the gap in the regulatory framework for TNE in Vietnam, leading to closer coordination among government bodies and higher education institutions.
|Date of Award||Jun 2015|
|Supervisor||Erwin Loh (Supervisor)|