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Bennett, Lorraine; Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Shah, Mahsood – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
For many years, the university sector has been the dominant provider of higher education in Australia. However, recent changes in government policy which have broadened access to publicly-funded subsidised student loans have resulted in the emergence of small and large private higher education providers and consortiums offering English language,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Private for-profit higher education has grown rapidly in many parts of the world. This growth is attributed to many factors, including a broadening of the student population and the recognition that wider access to higher education will be economically beneficial to individuals, governments and the society as a whole. In Australia, the number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Higher education across the world has experienced the growth of private higher education. Based on this growth, it is apparent that the sector will continue to grow as a result of many factors such as: change in government policy that allows such providers to grow; government funding of student places in private colleges; the growth and demand for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Class Size, Access to Education, Capacity Building