'College for all' in Anglophone countries: meritocracy or social inequality?: an Australian example

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Author: Wheelahan, Leesa


This article analyses the expansion of higher education offered by technical and further education institutes in Australia and it compares this provision with the expansion of higher education in further education colleges in England, and baccalaureate degrees in community colleges in the United States. It argues that this provision can open new opportunities for students, while at the same time contributing to social inequality because not all types of higher education are equal. It uses Trow's typology of elite, mass and universal higher education to analyse this expansion, and it uses...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Equity; Research

Keywords: TAFE; Social inclusion; Access to education and training; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 21

Journal number: 1-2

Journal date: March-June 2016

Pages: pp. 33-48

ISSN: 1359-6748, 1747-5112 (online)

Special issue: Appraising and reconfiguring HE in FE through research and critical perspectives, guest edited by Karima Kadi-Hanifi and Geoffrey Elliott.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 124.124

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