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A Brief History of Australian Universities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article aims, firstly, to provide a sketch of the humanistic tradition of education from Classical Antiquity through to the present, as the cultivation of the whole person as an individual and as a responsible citizen, which arguably still underpins European and other western education systems but which has been eroded in Australia. Secondly, this article aims to provide an outline history of universities in Australia from 1850 to the present, highlighting by way of examples consistent patterns and failures, and the sources of challenges now facing the sector. Thirdly, this article

    provides a brief summary of those challenges, some of which have been exacerbated but not caused by COVID-19.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Lake, S., Joannes-Boyau, R., Lucas, A., McCallum, A., O'Connor, J., Pelizzon, A., . . . Vodeb, O. (2022). A Brief History of Australian Universities. Social Alternatives, 41(1), 8-16.

Web Of Science Accession Number


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 16

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This article aims, firstly, to provide a sketch of the humanistic tradition of education from Classical Antiquity through to the present, as the cultivation of the whole person as an individual and as a responsible citizen, which arguably still underpins European and other western education systems but which has been eroded in Australia. Secondly, this article aims to provide an outline history of universities in Australia from 1850 to the present, highlighting by way of examples consistent patterns and failures, and the sources of challenges now facing the sector. Thirdly, this article

    provides a brief summary of those challenges, some of which have been exacerbated but not caused by COVID-19.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Lake, S., Joannes-Boyau, R., Lucas, A., McCallum, A., O'Connor, J., Pelizzon, A., . . . Vodeb, O. (2022). A Brief History of Australian Universities. Social Alternatives, 41(1), 8-16.

Web Of Science Accession Number


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 16

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • 1