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ERIC Number: EJ926456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Looking Back into the Future
O'Neill, Arthur; Speechley, Bob
Australian Universities' Review, v53 n1 p94-99 2011
The authors want to figure out what happened in Australian post-secondary education over the last 50 or so years and to predict what sort of arrangement their great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, will encounter 50 years hence. To put this modest project another way: what in 2060 might a historian (assuming there are, then, historians) write about their topic over the previous 100 years? To help provide a testamentary source for a future historian, the authors have picked out three intertwined social and educational phases over the last fifty and-a-bit years, starting around 1957 and ending now. Then they make some guesses about the social order in 2060, and therefore about how Australian post-secondary education might be in that year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia