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Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
The establishment of the National University of Ireland (NUI) in 1908 brought an end to a protracted dispute over the "Irish university question" which had dominated the Irish political agenda at least since the 1850s. The central issue throughout this entire period was the provision of acceptable university education for lay Catholics,…
Descriptors: Females, College Admission, Universities, Catholics
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O'Toole, Kevin – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Assessment is a significant issue for learning in the workplace. In some professions there are key indicators of success shared by workplace and academic supervisors alike. Beyond specific professions, however, assessment becomes more diffuse in workplaces that do not have explicit criteria established to judge performance of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Educational Assessment, Public Policy
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Katter, Norman – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This article focuses on misrepresentation and the exposure of universities to legal liability for innocent, fraudulent or negligent statements by academics or administrative staff made to students or prospective students. A greater public awareness of consumer rights through media coverage of damage awards, speculative actions by lawyers, and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Responsibility, Legal Responsibility
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Crittenden, Brian – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In recent years, Australian universities, like many in other countries, have been increasingly driven by the values of commercial enterprise. A key consequence has been the growing emphasis on the kinds of vocational education likely to attract large enrollments and be financially profitable. In strengthening such programs (and related research),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Educational Change, Role of Education