Is the National Accreditation System Sufficient? Critique of the System in the United States to Vietnam and Japan Japan Foundation Japan Studies Through Collaboration


  • Dr. Patricia Abels The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, USA
  • Dr. Ha Duy Mong Nguyen The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, VN
  • Dr. Hiroaki Kawamura The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, USA
  • Masahiro Chikada Kobe University, Kobe, Japan


Department of Education Organization Act, Department of Education, Accreditation Group, National Accreditation, Accreditation, Japanese Accreditation, Vietnam Accreditation


Higher education has jumped into the quality movement with expectations of enhancing the excellence of education being received by students.  Higher education institutions are becoming a business while knowledge is becoming the commodity, with all aspects of education subject to global trade.  There is a need for education to become more efficient, self-sufficient, and accountable.  Neo-liberalism reduces governmental subsidies, while shifting costs to the market and consumers.  Furthermore, it demands accountability for performance, and emphasize higher education’s role in the economy.  The injection of accountability and accreditation into the educational system is necessary for a quality global educational system.  This paper looks at the development of national accreditation within the United States, Vietnam, and Japan.  Developing an understanding of the accreditation process will contribute to the literature surrounding accreditation and quality assurance.


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How to Cite

Abels, D. P. ., Nguyen, D. H. D. M. ., Kawamura, D. H. ., & Chikada, M. . (2021). Is the National Accreditation System Sufficient? Critique of the System in the United States to Vietnam and Japan Japan Foundation Japan Studies Through Collaboration. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 60(2), 202–221. Retrieved from