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ERIC Number: ED257332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 308
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-85563-373-5
Brown Coal or Plato? A Study of the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education. ACER Research Series No. 105.
Meek, V. Lynn
The relationship between the internal structure of the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (GIAE) in rural Australia and the structure of the social and physical environment are considered, based on a sociological case study. A review of higher education covers the technical school system, the development of colleges of advanced education in Victoria, the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, and the Victoria Institute of Colleges. In addition to reviewing the history, current problems, and future concerns of GIAE, attention is directed to early efforts to found new academic programs and upgrade existing courses, the establishment of the School of Education, and the introduction of the Bachelor of Arts degree. Competing paradigms of institutional management and academic decision-making are addressed, along with the influence of the region's power generation industry on the need for technological education and the structure and character of GIAE. Theoretical and methodological considerations are also discussed, including the case study method, the concepts of community and environment, evaluation research, organizational analysis, and participant observation. (SW)
Australian Council for Educational Research, 9 Frederick Street, Hawthorn, Australia. 3122
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia