By Charles Hoy
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There is a recognition that different terminology exists in different organizations, such as aims and objectives, but IiP then seek to clarify the wording by contrasting goals ‘which may be aspirational’ with ‘targets [that] should at least be specific, measurable and time bound’. Targets do not appear separately in the lengthy glossary of terms used, though objectives do and are used in the definition of ‘Goals and targets’ which are identified as a linked concept. To add even more to the confusion of terminology in the explanation of ‘Goals and targets’, the literature states that: ‘Objectives’ is used in place of ‘goals and targets’ to clarify the point that the specific outcomes sought from training and development may not necessarily be the same as planned levels of performance for the organisation, teams and individuals.
Further changes planned may be more developmental in nature. How can Quality Work for Education? Do Charter Marks, discussed in Chapter 1, offer any salvation? While the terminology of competitive advantage and competitive edge is scattered about the Investors in People (IiP) literature, there is a surprising dearth of references to quality other than to the business enterprises established to oversee Quality with a capital Q. These include the National Vocational Qualifications, National Targets for Education and Training, the Management Charter Initiative, Total Quality Management and the National Training Awards.
In colleges and university subject department assessments, there is more consistency in terminology, although here again a confusion with grades for different aspects of the quality of the process are couched in output scales. Page 43 of the INSPECTING IT IN IS OUT 31 ‘Handbook’ is still confused over what quality is, though it makes the aim of the inspection exercise a little clearer when it says: Provision, or the quality of education provided, is covered in five sections, and should be evaluated in terms of its contribution to the outcomes.
Improving Quality in Education by Charles Hoy