What counts as higher education? Pursuing intellectually compelling ideas

Gale, Trevor 1999, What counts as higher education? Pursuing intellectually compelling ideas, Australian educational researcher, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 127-137.

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Title What counts as higher education? Pursuing intellectually compelling ideas
Alternative title Review essay : what counts as higher education? Pursuing intellectually compelling ideas
Author(s) Gale, Trevor
Journal name Australian educational researcher
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 127
End page 137
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 1999-08
ISSN 0311-6999
2210-5328
Summary A few months ago I was sitting in a graduation ceremony considering the nature of universities; what it means to do academic work and how this constitutes some higher form of education. Unlike some of my more astute colleagues who had remembered to bring their current reading (copies of Giroux or Gelemter nestled within their graduation programs) to while away the time between applauds for graduates and speeches, I was confined to my own thoughts on matters of importance for universities and their constituents. The ceremony provided critical moments for reflection--for me, centred around the politics of meaningmincluding: the presentation to a colleague of the Vice-Chancellor's award for teaching excellence; the conferring of an honorary doctorate on the guest speaker, Fiji's Prime Minister Major-General Rabuka, for his involvement in restructuring Fiji's system of governance; and the celebration of his visit by the Vice-Chancellor, himself a would-be reformer of systems as a member of the West Review of Australian higher education.
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
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040860

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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