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The supposed demise of bureaucracy: Implications for distance education and open learning — more on the post‐Fordism debate

Campion, M. (1995) The supposed demise of bureaucracy: Implications for distance education and open learning — more on the post‐Fordism debate. Distance Education, 16 (2). pp. 192-216.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0158791950160204
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Abstract

This article contributes to the current controversy concerning the application of the Fordist framework to distance education and open learning by showing that bureaucratic practice can best be understood from within the Fordist framework. In addition, it draws attention to the distinction between bureaucratic and post‐bureaucratic practices, These issues are of particular significance to distance education institutions for frequently their success has been measured by the size of their student populations, and large student populations increase the prospects of bureaucratic practices being the norm.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34501
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