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ERIC Number: ED522021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Private Higher Education Penetration into a Mature Education Market: The New Zealand Experience. PROPHE Working Paper #6
Abbott, Malcolm
Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. We explore the private penetration, trace the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New Zealand today. The private sector has had to find a niche for itself in a higher education sector dominated by a mature, well developed public sector. In so doing, New Zealand's private higher education exhibits differences and similarities with the private higher education internationally. Particular case study attention goes to the New Zealand case as one of private entry into a mature higher education system in an economically advanced country. Additional attention goes to the dissimilarities between the private sector and the more predominant public tertiary education institutions in New Zealand. It becomes apparent that the private sector has characteristics that make it quite different from that of the public sector in New Zealand. (Contains 10 tables and 19 notes.)
Program for Research on Private Higher Education. ED344 School of Education, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Fax: 518-442-5084; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand