• Political Science
  • Published 1998

Dumbing-down in Australian universities

  title={Dumbing-down in Australian universities},
  author={Harry R. Clarke},
The main initiating move for change in publicly- funded Australian universities over the past decade has been the government imperative to increase student enrolments substantially, while not proportionately expanding funding. This has been accompanied by the promotion of a unified tertiary system of universities and former vocational colleges which are now seen by policy authorities to have similar social goals. The intent has been to increase the openness of the universities to those who… CONTINUE READING