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Just out of reach : access to equity in Australian higher education

Gale, T. C. and McNamee, Peter 1994, Just out of reach : access to equity in Australian higher education, Australian universities' review, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 8-12.

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Title Just out of reach : access to equity in Australian higher education
Author(s) Gale, T. C.
McNamee, Peter
Journal name Australian universities' review
Volume number 37
Issue number 2
Start page 8
End page 12
Total pages 5
Publisher National Tertiary Education Union
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 1994-09-06
ISSN 0818-8068
Keyword(s) higher education
access
equity
social justice
Summary This paper provides an account of access and equity in Australian higher education across the period of recent Federal Labor governments and specifically of the discourses and practices surrounding A Fair Chance For All: Higher Education That's Within Everyone's Reach, Labor's latest policy on equal access to Australian higher education. The paper positions such an account within Australia's changing national and global economic condition, and the influence of New Right ideologies that proffer efficient and effective public sector management practices and market freedoms that have witnessed a privatisation and peeling back of the welfare state. The paper argues that while Federal Labor has clearly established social justice on the agenda of Australian higher education, it is a justice mediated by particular economic and managerial practices which tend to limit equity to issues of access and place broader equity concerns for higher education just out of reach.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1994, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040821

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