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Besley, T.A.C (Ed.) Assessing the Quality of Educational Research in Higher Education. International Perspectives. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands. 2009. ISBN: 978-90-8790-706-8. Pages: 384.
This collection of papers examines and critiques the ways different countries, particularly Commonwealth and European states, assess the quality of educational research in publicly funded higher education institutions. The book focuses on the theoretical and practical issues that accompany the development of national and international systems of research assessment, particularly in the field of education. In our interconnected, globalised world, such endeavours are for sure useful, as some of the ideas of assessment that have evolved in one country have almost inevitably travelled elsewhere, e.g. the UK model.