Towards global convergence of education, training, quality, outcome and assessment

Reed, M. and Claffey, N. and Allen, B. and Beeley, J. and Beemsterboer, P. and Carrassi, A. and Filippi, E. and Licari, F. and Munck, C. and Nagy, G. and Rass, M. A. and Sanz, M. and Sekiguchi, E. and Townsend, G. (2002) Towards global convergence of education, training, quality, outcome and assessment. European Journal of Dental Education, 6 (SUPP.3). pp. 78-83. ISSN 13965883 (ISSN)

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The purpose of this section's report is to propose strategies which will help those committed to promoting and implementing higher standards in dental education. There is a wide variety of systems throughout the world. These systems are developed, governed, operated and applied differently. Their standards, whether they are controlled by governments (federal and/or state), councils, universities or professional organizations are frequentlydetermined cooperatively with dental educators, so that there is often some agreement among interested constituencies as to the content and application of the standards. These standards, whether they be called 'accreditationstandards' 'requirements' or 'guidelines' (formal or informal), or written as laws or statutes reflect a region's history, traditions, culture and socio-economic realities. The emphasis in this report will be on the development of an organic or growing electronic database containing worldwide information relating to standards in dental education. This database might contain or be linked with similar sources detailing, inter alia, best practices, innovations and core values as they relate to the convergence of standards in education, professional training, continuous quality analysis, assessment and outcome. The linking of such a database to others containing electronic curricular modules, clinical management and practice information needs to be further developed. © Blackwell Munksgaard, 2002.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Best practices and core values; Convergence; Electronic databases; Standards in dental education; accreditation; article; computer network; curriculum; dental education; developing country; education; factual database; health care quality; human; international cooperation; methodology; organization; practice guideline; standard; total quality management; Computer Communication Networks; Databases, Factual; Developing Countries; Education, Dental; Educational Measurement; Guidelines; Humans; Internationality; Organizational Objectives; Program Evaluation; Schools, Dental
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