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Dollery, Brian; Murray, David; Crase, Lin – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: To invoke Julian Le Grand's conceptual model of the interaction between human motivation and policy formulation in order to explain how motivational endogeneity in the university environment has distorted policy outcomes in the Australian higher education reform program. Design/methodology/approach: Le Grand contends that changes in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Motivation, Educational Change
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Soutar, Geoffrey; McNeil, Margaret – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Measures service quality from the viewpoint of customers (students at an Australian university), using the SERVQUAL model. Obtains evaluations of academic and administrative aspects of the educational service. Makes significant negative evaluations of administrative service quality (resulting from communication problems). Satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Business Administration, College Students, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries
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Potter, Robert E. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Australian and American universities contrast instructively in the degree to which faculties participate in their governance. Although faculties have long attempted to gain authority in American universities and participate substantially today in Australian universities, the former are, and the latter are becoming, dominated by external…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
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Over, Ray – Journal of Educational Administration, 1983
Analyzes the sex ratio, national origins, age distribution, and qualification levels of Australian universities' education faculties; forecasts the effects of these universities' lack of growth, particularly on the quality of faculty members' work and on the relevance of their specialties. (Author/MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries
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Carter, David S. G. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1994
Draws implications from U.S. efforts to legitimate the Ed.D. as a valued qualification focused on meeting practitioners' needs. Describes a curriculum process model developed at the University of Texas at Austin with potential for guiding and forming university-based preparation and ongoing professional development for administrators. A…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Programs
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Sharpley, Christopher F.; And Others – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
Examines data on job stress, health anxiety, and daily hassle from a survey of 1925 staff at an Australian University. Results found significant positive relationships among job stress and anxiety, daily hassle, and health. Stress seems associated with absences, visits to doctors, and frequency of illnesses and accidents. Implications for health…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion
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Gamage, D. T. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1992
Recent Australian higher education reforms envisioned creation of a unified national system (with a smaller number of larger institutions) through institutional mergers. This article discusses the merger of two Melbourne institutions, La Trobe University and Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, focusing on key issues that delayed the merger for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Harman, Kay M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1989
A recent organizational study examined the different cultural worlds of senior members of the academic staff at the University of Melbourne. Outlines a new culture perspective that is applied to academic organization and emphasizes the utility and value of a cultural view. (53 references) (SI)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Theories, Public Education
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Sloper, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1988
Reviews "Australia's International Relations in Education" by Philip W. Jones, which addresses issues arising from Australia's involvement in educational exchange programs and its contributions to international development. (TE)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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O'Neill, A.; Wellard, R. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1986
Leadership was the primary issue when the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences (Victoria, Australia) introduced academic governance regulations in 1978. The issue resurfaced in 1982, prompting a regulations review. This paper analyzes review findings and relates them to contemporary theory viewing leadership as a relationship between leaders and…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education
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Sloper, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1987
This paper presents baseline data about the incumbency of Australian vice-chancellors who held appointments from 1963 to 1983. Findings are that the average length of the incumbency has declined from 13.6 years to 8.0 years and that the subsequent period will witness even higher rates of turnover. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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Corson, David – Journal of Educational Administration, 1985
Challenges certain theoretical assumptions underlying educational administration. Demands critical thinking about ethical aspects, particularly the relationship between "quality of judgement" and "deciding rightness." Proposes an ethics program for school administrators incorporating values reflected in schools as a social…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Critical Thinking, Education Courses, Educational Administration
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Martin, Christopher D. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1996
In Australia, the 1987 Dawkins green paper supposedly set clear guidelines for merging institutions in the new unified national system. There was little government guidance in merger efforts. Now there are three universities--planners' least-preferred option. All offer postgraduate management education. The Dawkins paper has minimally influenced…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Johnson, Neil – Journal of Educational Administration, 1994
Principals need professional development to cope with their new responsibilities for school review and planning, staff selection, staff development, performance appraisal, financial management, and the establishment of school councils. This article reviews the immediate administrative training needs of (Australian) school leaders, examines…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Neil – Journal of Educational Administration, 1993
Takes a constructive view of administrative preparation courses in Australia. Describes recent course restructuring at the University of New South Wales, showing efforts to make studies relevant, stimulating, and appealing for today's administrators. Discusses necessary review procedures and focus on instituting new program content, meeting…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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