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Integration of external studies and campus‐based education in Australian higher education: The myth and the promise

Campion, M. and Kelly, M. (1988) Integration of external studies and campus‐based education in Australian higher education: The myth and the promise. Distance Education, 9 (2). pp. 171-201.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0158791880090201
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Abstract

A series of historical phases in the development of external studies provision in Australia is outlined. Through an analysis of the ways in which current policy has been influenced by previous conceptions of external studies, it is shown that policy formulation fails to take account of the most recent phase of development in the direction of open learning. It is argued that this error, if uncorrected, will lead to the implementation of policy which, though it may maintain the myth of integration of external studies and campus‐based education, must deny its promise. A promise which, ironically, has greater likelihood of fulfillment in Australia, given the absence of a single national provider of external studies.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34507
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