On the Brink : Australia's Universities Confronting their Future

Coaldrake, Peter & Stedman, Lawrence R. (1998) On the Brink : Australia's Universities Confronting their Future. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld.

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"In the wake of the Dawkins reforms and the controversial West review, the beleaguered tertiary sector now confronts an increasingly uncertain future. This timely, stimulating study raises key issues about Australia. s turbulent university sector, including:· the role of universities in Australia. s future · degree factories or communities of scholars? · the place of research in the university · competition from new education providers · technological change and "virtual" universities · reconciling academic tradition with contemporary realitiesAlways lively and easily readable, Coaldrake and Stedman have collaborated to create a book of great worth to all those interested in post secondary and university education."--Publisher website

Table of Contents

-- One. Grappling with new realities

-- Two. Drifting into trouble

-- Three. The purpose of a university

-- Four. The university identity crisis

-- Five. Teaching: from side show to a main event

-- Six. Research: making it count

-- Seven. Universities learning to manage themselves

-- Eight. Paying the piper

-- Nine. Poisoned ivy

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ID Code: 9058
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 0702230502
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 UQP
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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