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Avaliação: Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)

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Abstract

SILVA, Eugénio Alves da  and  MENDES, Maria da Conceição Barbosa. Institutional evaluation at the Agostinho Neto University (Angola) and state regulation: perspectives, practices and challenges. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp. 317-350. ISSN 1414-4077.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-40772012000200003.

Institutional evaluation in universities has been assumed in Angola as an important dimension of university administration and management, as a mechanism of accountability and as a factor of regulation and organizational development. Thus, the management structures of universities, faced with the demands of quality and social credibility, subject themselves to institutional evaluation in order to monitor its development and improve educational quality. With this paper we intend to analyze and understand the importance, relevance and place of institutional evaluation at Agostinho Neto University, analyzing the justifications (arguments, representations) of several university administrators, as well as the underlying logic of institutional evaluation policy, adopting for this purpose three different perspectives of organizational analysis.

Keywords : Institutional evaluation; Regulation; Accountability; Educational quality; Social credibility; Certification.

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