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The New University?

McLaren, John (1989) The New University? UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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This paper discusses the higher education in the Australian environment and the changes educational institutions must endure in order to be democratic institutions with significant research capacity. However there are difficulties in changing how current higher education operates. Most academics are justly proud of what they achieve despite the parsimony of government, and properly resent interference by outsiders who display no evidence of understanding the true business of education. But their defensive rhetoric too easily rewrites history and distorts the social environment in which they work. As a consequence, their defence is in danger of destroying the very values they prize.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: educational institutions, tertiary education, Australian universities, Melbourne, western suburbs, community needs, Footscray Institute of Technology, Western Institute, Vice-Chancellors, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, academic standards, MCLAREN-BOXB1-DOC12
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Collections > McLaren Papers
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 00:12
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 04:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17048
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