什么是教育认证?

2016-08-18

                                         

                                                                                                   What is accreditation?

                                                                                                                                                                                                           (问题由外方校长John F.Larner博士解答,下拉可查看中文翻译。)

In America, schools are accredited by professional organizations. Accreditation for schools is something like an audit or a profession alinspection for a business. Keybench marks are established by the agencies that cover all aspects of a school's operation, from governance, to curriculum, to health and safety standards. There are many such organizations, but the best known are called the major six, and the one we will work with is the Middle States Association. This agency has over 3,000 members and accredits schools and universities in the United States and also in more than 90 countries.  It works with both public and private schools and universities.  The process involves doing a thorough self - study following the criteria established, then writing a report.  An inspection team is then sent to the school.  It looks into all the areas of the school's operation and reports back to the agency.  If the school meets the criteria, it will be accredited. Universities see this as an important guarantee that students coming from such a school have been well educated according to the highest professional standards.

For more information, see: http://www.msa-cess.org/RelId/33637/ISvars/default/Home.htm  

在美国,学校是由专业组织认证的。学校认证就像是一个审计或一个专业机构对商业公司的专业审查。认证的标准覆盖了学校的运作、管理、课程、健康和安全标准等方方面面。虽然在美国,类似的认证机构有很多,但是最著名的有六大机构,其中将为我们认证的是美国中部联盟协会。这个机构拥有超过三千个会员,为美国及全球九十多个国家的学校进行认证。而且,该机构的认证学校类型包括公立、私立的中学、大学。认证的过程首先为学校根据认证机构提供的手册进行自查,并提交一份从设施到教学到管理的全面报告。接下来,一个检查组会被委派到学校进行全面的监察,并以报告形式反馈给认证机构。如果学校符合标准,它将被认可。对于美国的大学来说,确保他们的学生曾接受了良好的中学教育,这样最高专业标准认证的学校是一个重要保障。

更多信息,请见:

http://www.msa-cess.org/RelId/33637/ISvars/default/Home.htm