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Quality control in psychology education and training: views from around the world


The concept of quality assurance in higher education has drawn special attention at national and regional levels in recent years. International cooperation and free trade agreements require ‘borderless’ higher education and international quality control of teaching and training leading to recognition of professional qualifi cations. Models for quality control in PET have to establish: (1) what is the quality, (2) assessment standards, (3) procedures for comparing the standards with real outcomes, and deciding to what extent they are met. All these are closely related to national systems of higher education and training, and should be considered in this context.