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ERIC Number: EJ1088842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2156-8235
A New Dynamic in Australian Higher Education: The Emergence of Private For-Profit Higher Education
Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid
European Journal of Higher Education, v2 n2-3 p307-317 2012
Private for-profit higher education has grown rapidly in many parts of the world. This growth is attributed to many factors, including a broadening of the student population and the recognition that wider access to higher education will be economically beneficial to individuals, governments and the society as a whole. In Australia, the number of students in private for-profit higher education is rising, with dramatic projections in the next 10 years, based on current trends. This article analyses the current growth of private for-profit higher education in Australia and the factors contributing to the growth. In addition, the article also outlines issues around quality and standards and challenges facing the private for-profit sector in Australia. This article makes a very important contribution to the higher education sector as there is limited research and literature on private-for profit higher education in the Australian context.
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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: Australia
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