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ERIC Number: EJ801872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0968-4883
Economic Rationalism: Serving Tertiary Business Education Needs? The Australian Case
Richter, Ewa Maria; Buttery, Ernest Alan
Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, v12 n3 p120-127 2004
Economic rationalism is a major driver of the education system in many parts of the world. In the scramble to facilitate economic rationalism, the education needs required at national level to keep nations, like Australia, competitive into the twenty-first century have not been fully considered. Such countries have ignored the needs of education for the first-tier requirements of global organisations. First-tier decision making is that aspect of centralized decision making activities, usually in highly developed countries, undertaken by those who can direct and control organizations, confining the rest of the world to lower levels of activity and income. Income, status, authority and consumption patterns radiate out from this tier along a declining curve. Neglecting the needs of the first tier has relegated education users to a follower, second- or third-tier position. This paper considers this three-tier system and how it relates to the Australian context that aspires to a first-tier position. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia