ERIC Number: ED060374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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Colleges of Advanced Education, 1967-69; A First Report of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education.
Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, Canberra (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report by the "Wark Committee", established to promote the balanced development of higher education outside the universities and teacher training colleges. The aim of this development is a new type of institution, the college of advanced education. The states of Australia have the basic responsibility for education, but since the end of the war the Commonwealth government has increased its financial assistance steadily to meet the increasing needs of higher education, and it now proposes to accept a measure of financial responsibility if its recommendations for advanced education colleges are accepted by state governments. These colleges are to fall into two main categories: institutes of technology/technical colleges and specialist institutions, such as those specializing in agriculture or physiotherapy. The colleges of advanced education are intended to provide a greater breadth of education than do most of the existing technical colleges. The greatest difference between this type of college and the university will be the college's emphasis on teaching over postgraduate training and research. There will also be a more direct and intimate with business and industry, and entrance requirements will be more flexible. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, College Housing, Curriculum Design, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, State Colleges, Technical Institutes, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, Canberra (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Wark Committee