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Higher education policy and cultural change in universities

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Abstract


  • Over recent decades, there has been a shift in the perception of the purpose of

    universities, and this has been accompanied by substantial cultural, academic and

    management change. In Australian universities, the discarding of the old view of

    ‘The University’ can be given a date, more-or-less. The Australian Commonwealth

    Government's policy document of 1988, the White Paper1, foreshadowed many

    changes in universities. The ideas in the White Paper had been around for some time

    and can be traced back to the sixties. Pressures for change came from business and

    from economic and cultural changes in society. New technologies contributed to

    change and to the need for people trained to deal with a greater complexity in society.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Nillsen, R. (2017). Higher education policy and cultural change in universities. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia

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Abstract


  • Over recent decades, there has been a shift in the perception of the purpose of

    universities, and this has been accompanied by substantial cultural, academic and

    management change. In Australian universities, the discarding of the old view of

    ‘The University’ can be given a date, more-or-less. The Australian Commonwealth

    Government's policy document of 1988, the White Paper1, foreshadowed many

    changes in universities. The ideas in the White Paper had been around for some time

    and can be traced back to the sixties. Pressures for change came from business and

    from economic and cultural changes in society. New technologies contributed to

    change and to the need for people trained to deal with a greater complexity in society.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Nillsen, R. (2017). Higher education policy and cultural change in universities. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1320&context=eispapers1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/319