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Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2012
In this paper a comparison is made between the structure and operations of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and the Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence of New Zealand. Both of these organisations were established in the mid 2000s and were created at a time when higher education institutions in both countries…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Improvement Programs, Instructional Improvement, Comparative Analysis
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Young, Jolee; Chapman, Elaine – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
Significant efforts have now been made to identify the generic competencies required to succeed across different workplace contexts. The aims of this paper were to: (i) outline factors that contributed to the increased demand for generic competencies seen over the last three decades; and (ii) review the early generic competency frameworks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills
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Male, Sally A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2010
This paper puts forward the view that engineering educators have a responsibility to prepare graduates for engineering work and careers. The current literature reveals gaps between the competencies required for engineering work and those developed in engineering education. Generic competencies feature in these competency gaps. Literature suggests…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, College Graduates, Engineering, Foreign Countries
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Tully, Kaye; Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
There have been various published histories of Australasian universities but none as rich as the two most recent relating to the universities of Sydney (1991) and Melbourne (2003). The latter, in particular, was the catalyst for this exploratory study. How was it that at a time when many major British cities lacked a university institution, towns…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, Socioeconomic Influences
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Xiaoying, Ma; Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. This paper explores the private penetration, traces the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Development, Higher Education, Foreign Countries