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A Statement on Higher Education Policy in Kevin B. Korb, Carlo Kopp and Lloyd Allison

Summary: A Statement on Higher Education Policy in
Kevin B. Korb, Carlo Kopp and Lloyd Allison
Dept. of Computer Science
Monash University
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Policy on higher education in Australia has become highly political since the massive expansion
which occurred under the prime ministership of Bob Hawke in the 1980's. We believe that
many of the changes which have been imposed upon the higher education sector during the
Dawkins period and thereafter have been driven by ideological concerns rather than any
careful considerations of the role of education in society and the best forms of support and
delivery of education.
Here we present a variety of considerations and facts relevant to assessing the role of higher
education in Australian society, the form of delivery of education, the management of that
delivery and the extent to which education should be supported by public finances. The main
points we make are:
ffl It has become widely acknowledged outside Australia that public educational spending


Source: Allison, Lloyd - Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences