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ERIC Number: EJ851143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Collaboration/Competition Crossroads: National/Supranational Tertiary Education Policies on a Collision Course
Patterson, Glenys
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n4 p355-368 Dec 2005
In the context of tertiary education, the paper explores the nature of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiation process and obligation framework, with examples, considers whether GATS is needed to support a country's "export education" and what a country could do to protect its tertiary education system from the impact of a GATS involvement. Various effects of participation are discussed, including the illustrative case of New Zealand where, due to an early locked-in GATS involvement and subsequent changes of government and direction, tertiary education operates along disparate national (collaborative) and supranational (competitive) policy roadways. How can, or should, the tension be resolved?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand