A binary system of tertiary education: past ideas, contemporary policy and future possibilities


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Author: Beddie, Francesca


This paper discusses history as a policy tool and presents an approach to achieving impact in education research. It draws on a project funded by the Australian National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), which examined, in light of current policy considerations, the binary policy formulated in the mid-1960s to deliver an affordable and diverse system of higher education in Australia. The policy was based on the Robbins principle that university places 'should be available to all who are qualified by ability and attainment to pursue them and who wish to do so'. The first...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Equity; Governance; Policy; Research; Outcomes; Tertiary education

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: [Lancaster, England]: [Lancaster University], [2014]

Physical description: 7 p.

Conference name: Higher Education Close Up

Conference number: 7th

Date: 2014

Place: Lancaster, England

Related items: TD/TNC 110.565

The theme for HECU7 was 'Higher Education Close Up Research Making a Difference'.
The Martin report is indexed at TD/TNC 110.565.

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 121.275

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