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A FRAMEWORK FOR QUALITY IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION

Abstract

In recent years, quality assessment has become a feature of the higher education landscape. Despite numerous studies in the field of general service quality, little work has been concentrated on public services and in particular higher education. The term quality in higher education has no precise definition and hence it remains necessary to strive for a good description of quality and aspects of quality. The purpose of the study is to examine what dimensions constitute quality in accounting education. This paper will attempt a comprehensive review of the existing accounting education, examination of definitions available for quality and review the quality dimensions found in literature under different perspectives such as students, academics, administrators and employers and present a new framework for the dimensions of quality in accounting education. The proposed dimensions include Tangibles, Curriculum, Competence, Assessment and Monitoring, Corporate Collaboration and Counselling.

 

Keywords: Accounting Education, Higher Education, Quality

 

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Author Biography

M.A.T.K. Munasinghe

Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

R.M.S. Bandara

Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka