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In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder

Jane O’Callaghan (The Conversation, 26.8.14) asks whether Christopher Pyne’s higher education reforms will lead to improvements in teaching.

‘Rather than introducing a market model, which is generally unsupported by research, or threatening to cut research funding if the reforms are not introduced, alternatives should be considered. The market model is unlikely to produce real academic quality, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop looking for a model that will.’

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