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Achieving Quality in Higher Education: An outline of some aspects of contemporary Australian policy and a critique grounded in an analysis of its utopian foundations

Campion, M. (1993) Achieving Quality in Higher Education: An outline of some aspects of contemporary Australian policy and a critique grounded in an analysis of its utopian foundations. In: QUALITY ASSURANCE IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES: An international conference on issues of quality for new models of education, 28 - 30 September 1993, Downing College, Cambridge

Abstract

A schematic overview of the characteristics of two differing utopian perspectives with a specific focus upon their implications for higher education will be presented. In this way attention will be drawn to the limiting nature of the parameters within which dominant contemporary educational discourse takes place and the boundaries generated for debates about the quality of distance education will be revealed. Attention will be focussed upon the recent Australian policy document "Achieving Quality". A number of recommendations are drawn from this particular analysis which enable us to orient to the future of distance education in a more carefully considered and less constrained manner.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Conference Website: http://www.vhi.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/events/past-ev...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34509
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