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The Resource Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic book.)

Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic book.)

Label
Education and public policy in Australia
Title
Education and public policy in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Simon Marginson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The gap between the demands placed on education in Australia and the resources allocated to it by government has increased dramatically in recent years. The education system is expected to absorb youth unemployment and play a key role in the modernisation of the economy, yet education spending as a proportion of GDP has declined. The notion of education as being important for its own sake and a key to equality in society seems to have been set aside, and economics now dominates debate on education policy. This book summarises and analyses the major issues in Australian education policy today: the relationship between education and work; the reform of higher education and vocational training; outputs, resources and class sizes; the role of government and the public/private debate in schooling. It also examines the main economic theories about education, including human capital theory and free market theory, and finds them seriously inadequate as a basis for policy. The author argues that economic rationalism has installed a free market agenda at the heart of public education policy, with deep consequences for the academic and democratic development of Australia's citizens
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1951-
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Marginson, Simon
Dewey number
379.94
Index
index present
LC call number
LC96
LC item number
.M38 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Education and state
  • Education
Label
Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic book.)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511559389
Extent
1 online resource (xvi,286 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511559389
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic book.)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511559389
Extent
1 online resource (xvi,286 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511559389
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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