Schools, Accreditations, and Competition between Individuals and Institutions

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School, accreditation and competition

What does individual and institution have in common? Both of them want to achieve something that makes them outstanding. School as an educational institution also want to achieve something. School wants to be recognized by the society, that’s how the idea of accreditation came up. Accreditation is a form of quality assurance to ensure the teacher, school’s curriculum, and the alumni’s “quality” are adequate to fulfill the society’s need. By being accredited, school gain recognition, prestige in the “education industry”. Most schools are accredited either locally or nationally. The most common accreditation for school practice is that they have been reviewed by an independent agency that has certified that they meet some standard educational quality. For institutional accreditation, this should be done by a regional agency.
Due to the common vision, to get a better rank and better accreditation, competition between schools is inevitable. School begin to revise their curriculums, implementing a better program, upgrading and updating the teaching method. All efforts are made to get the competitive edge against other school, which is also their competitor. Schools are eager to get more students enrolling in their institution. As Spayde said “For our policy heads, education equals something called "training for competitiveness" ” (Spayde).

Accreditation has huge impact in the society. Parents always search for accredited schools for their
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