The Best Chance for All: a policy roadmap for post-pandemic panic


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Author: Kift, Sally; Zacharias, Nadine; Brett, Matthew


The Best Chance for All was developed in 2018 as a long-term policy vision for student equity in Australian tertiary education. We argue in this article that COVID-19 has exacerbated the issues that the policy vision sought to address and has increased demands on and of post-secondary education. Specifically, we argue that the magnitude of the social and economic challenges presented by [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 warrants holistic policy responses that enable the transition to a connected tertiary education system; one designed to deliver choice and flexibility for lifelong...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Lifelong learning; Policy; Equity

Keywords: Economic impact; Economic conditions; Education and training system; Flexible delivery; Funding; Access to education and training; Educational policy; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Kelvin Grove, Queensland: First Year in Higher Education Centre, 2021

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Journal volume: 12

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 26-36

ISSN: 2205-0795

Statement of responsibility: Sally Kift, Nadine Zacharias, Matt Brett

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 146.278

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