The economic emphasis in Australian Higher Education Policy

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Abstract

Australia's higher education system reflects the diverse nature of its population, and draws upon a wide variety of attitudes, backgrounds and beliefs. Whilst the importance of education to national development is widely recognized, a changing emphasis can be seen in higher education policy since 1945. Changing circumstances within Australia have resulted in economic issues dominating the direction of education policy. This can be seen most clearly in higher education policy, where issues of economic growth and development have underpinned, and directed higher education in Australia for the last sixty years. But, to what extent should education policy be directed by economic concerns, and at what cost?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-326
Number of pages20
JournalIndonesian Management and Accounting Research
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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