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ERIC Number: EJ776036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Scoping the Duals: Structural Challenges of Combining Further and Higher Education in Post-Secondary Institutions
Garrod, Neil; Macfarlane, Bruce
Higher Education Quarterly, v61 n4 p578-596 Oct 2007
Dual sector universities (or duals) are a growing international phenomenon that cut across the divide that typically exists in post-secondary education. Duals combine "further" and "higher" education within a single institution providing enhanced opportunities for student transition between post-secondary sectors. This paper reports the results of an international survey of duals in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. The results indicate that duals operate divergent operational models in managing the structural challenges of cross-sector education characterised as unitary and binary. Many duals contend that state and provincial government regulation militates against the integration of structures, processes and human resources within a dual sector context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; South Africa; United Kingdom