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The Resource Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic resource)

Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic resource)

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Education and public policy in Australia
Title
Education and public policy in Australia
Statement of responsibility
Simon Marginson
Title variation
Education & Public Policy in Australia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The gap between the demands placed on education in Australia and the resources allocated to it by government has increased dramatically in recent years. The education system is expected to absorb youth unemployment and play a key role in the modernisation of the economy, yet education spending as a proportion of GDP has declined. The notion of education as being important for its own sake and a key to equality in society seems to have been set aside, and economics now dominates debate on education policy. This book summarises and analyses the major issues in Australian education policy today: the relationship between education and work; the reform of higher education and vocational training; outputs, resources and class sizes; the role of government and the public/private debate in schooling. It also examines the main economic theories about education, including human capital theory and free market theory, and finds them seriously inadequate as a basis for policy. The author argues that economic rationalism has installed a free market agenda at the heart of public education policy, with deep consequences for the academic and democratic development of Australia's citizens.--
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1951-
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Marginson, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Education and state
  • Education
Label
Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511559389
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The setting. Education in Australia -- pt. 2. Economic theories about education. Human capital theory ; Economic rationalism in education -- pt. 3. Education policies. Resources and outcomes ; Productivity and efficiency ; Economic policies in higher education ; Preparation for work ; Markets in education ; Private and public education -- pt. 4. Conclusion. Some final thoughts
Control code
CR9780511559389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521433457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797857423
Label
Education and public policy in Australia, Simon Marginson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511559389
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The setting. Education in Australia -- pt. 2. Economic theories about education. Human capital theory ; Economic rationalism in education -- pt. 3. Education policies. Resources and outcomes ; Productivity and efficiency ; Economic policies in higher education ; Preparation for work ; Markets in education ; Private and public education -- pt. 4. Conclusion. Some final thoughts
Control code
CR9780511559389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521433457
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797857423

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