A differentiated model for tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities


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Author: Beddie, Francesca


The year 2014 represents the 50-year anniversary of the introduction of the binary system of education in Australia. Using history as a policy tool, [the author] looks back at the binary system as well as its demise with the Dawkins reforms of the late 1980s to uncover the lessons learned. Four main issues are identified as enduring problems for tertiary education: the diversity and parity of esteem between the various elements of the tertiary education sector; the pathways within education and to the labour market; the place of research in mass tertiary education; and governance and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Policy; Governance; Participation; Finance; Providers of education and training; Employment; Research; Tertiary education

Keywords: History; Education and training reform; Education and training system; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 42 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 117.09; TD/TNC 110.565

ISBN: 9781925173000

A companion publication, ‘What next for tertiary education?: some preliminary sketches’, makes some suggestions for future tertiary education and is indexed at TD/TNC 117.09.
The Martin report is indexed at TD/TNC 110.565.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 117.05

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