ERIC Number: EJ835343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Honours: A Taken-for-Granted Pathway to Research?
Zeegers, Margaret; Barron, Deirdre
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v57 n5 p567-575 May 2009
In this paper we examine variations in Honours programs in Australian universities and the consequences that this has for students who wish to undertake higher degrees by research after their undergraduate programs have been successfully completed. Our review of universities' Honours programs across rural, regional, and urban Australia has indicated that there is a degree of variation that is localised as far as each university is concerned, and that there is a lack of consistency in various universities' application of policies or procedures in the implementation of their Honours programs. We conclude by calling for greater consistency across universities in Australia in the awarding of Honours, certainly, but also suggesting that a review needs to be undertaken as part of national, systematic and orchestrated project.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Study, Program Administration, College Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia