ERIC Number: ED474032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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The Relationship of Public and Private Benefit, University Fee Structures, and Higher Education Access: The Case of Australia. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Rasmussen, Christopher J.
The United States is in need of new strategies to address the historic inequity of access to its colleges and universities. Australia, with its system of deferred tuition and income-contingent repayment, can serve as a source of insight and guidance in addressing this problem and function as an interesting and helpful comparative case. In this study, a review of research on the efficacy of Australia's Higher Education Contribution Scheme is combined with an analysis of interviews conducted with 17 stakeholders from within and outside the Australian university system in which participants shared their views on the extent to which beliefs and values regarding the private and public benefits of higher education influence policy development and legislation and the merits of various alternative university finance and government models. Consideration is given to the applicability of the Australian model as a means of improving higher education access in the United States. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia