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Aleksandra Pejatovic



Faculty of Philosophy
Department for Pedagogy and Andragogy
Cika-Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Models of Accreditaton in Education Intended for Different Target Groups

Making the issue of quality of education more current has led during the last ten years in Serbia to the establishment of a number of different accreditation systems of educational institutions, as well as of education programmes and training.

This time the analysis included the following accreditation systems established in Serbia: verification of schools and programmes implemented in them; accreditation in higher education; accreditation of vocational training for adults; vocational training for the unemployed; programmes for professional development of teachers; programmes of informal education; and programmes for professional development for the employed in social care. It is easy to notice that the programmes listed are oriented towards meeting different educational needs of participants from different target groups.

The analysis conducted was aimed at considering the different concepts on which the accreditation systems covered by this analysis are based, singling out and systematising the standards and indicators included in these accreditation processes, their mutual comparison, considering similarities and differences among them, as well as at studying the formed accreditation models.

The results we have obtained point to the existence of the certain set of standards represented in all the accreditation systems observed, as well as to the inclusion, in special cases, of specific standards as quality indicators. It is also possible to single out several different models of accreditation. Thus, for example, one of the models sees the educational institution as the basic unit for accreditation, where educational programmes, which are also accredited in that process, appear as one of the standards for its evaluation, whereas as opposed to this there is a model within which educational programme, whose evaluation standards do not include the educational institution, appears as the basic unit, which means that the programme provider can be ''anyone''.

Bio

Prof. Aleksandra Pejatovic was  born in Serbia in 1961. I completed the doctorate (PhD in Andragogy) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. I am Assistant Professor at the same Faculty. I am also the Head of the Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy. The following areas represent the ones I study and lecture most: value orientations of adults; educational needs; vocational education; quality of life; evaluation in education... I have participated in numerous national and international projects.