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ERIC Number: EJ1016489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
An Historical Perspective on the Idea of Institutional Diversity and Differentiation in Ontario Higher Education
Skolnik, Michael L.
College Quarterly, v16 n2 Spr 2013
Institutional differentiation has frequently been an object of interest in higher education policymaking in Ontario. Occasionally this interest has motivated policy actions intended to increase differentiation, but more often government policy has aimed at limiting institutional differentiation -- or it has had that effect by default. The focus of this article is on the "idea" of differentiation as revealed, or suggested, in the policy discourse on higher education. In looking at discussions of higher education policy in Ontario over a long period of time, the author highlights two general features of those discussions: (1) dimensions of institutional differentiation of interest; and (2) tension between differentiation and geographic accessibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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