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ERIC Number: EJ907722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Educational Reform, Inequality and the Structure of Higher Education in New Zealand
Strathdee, Rob
Journal of Education and Work, v24 n1-2 p27-48 Feb 2011
This paper reviews and critically evaluates recent reforms in higher education in New Zealand. It assesses the impact of the reforms on the social status of higher education and their impact on the reproduction of inequality. To help theorise possible forms of social inclusion and exclusion that might result from the reforms, the paper draws upon recent neo-Weberian sociology of education. The paper concludes that by reducing access to higher education and concentrating funding for research in the universities, the recent reforms can be seen as an attempt to create a more elitist system of higher education. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand