University in the West

McLaren, John (1989) University in the West. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


This paper examines the prospects for development of tertiary educational institutions in Melbourne western suburbs, namely, a new influential university of technology. While Ian Baker identifies the problems of higher education in Melbourne's west, his proposals for a new university of technology fall far short of solving them. For years educational administrators used an excuse that for some reason the workers do not need the same breadth and depth of education, denying Footscray a high school; then they denied it a fully autonomous technical college. Now the same excuse is being used to justify a narrow university of technology instead of the kind of fully fledged institution which has been established in Sydney, Brisbane and even Perth.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords educational institutions, tertiary education, Melbourne, western suburbs, community needs, Western Institute, Footscray Institute of Technology, engineering, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, business, research, academic libraries, computer networks, university facilities, information technology, chemicals, food processing, urban studies, Australian studies, MCLAREN-BOXB1-DOC11
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