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Gareth Parry: Doing the dirty work of higher education


26 August 2010

In the age of near-universal access, what should be the division of labour between colleges and universities? fifty years ago, the distinguished american scholar Burton Clark described colleges as doing much of the dirty work of higher education. as open-door institutions, they transferred some students to selective universities and persuaded the rest in strongly vocational directions. the talk explores the issues of access and equity posed by a larger role for universities in widening participation and by new remits for colleges and schools in higher education.

Professor Gareth Parry: Professor of Education, The University of Sheffield
Professor Gareth Parry: Professor of Education, The University of Sheffield

Gareth Parry is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. His research focuses on policy reform and system change in tertiary education. He was a research consultant to the Dearing committee of inquiry into higher education in the UK (1996-97) and the Foster review of further education colleges in England (2004-05)

Introduction by Professor Trevor Gale, Director National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education

Date: Tuesday 5 October 2010
Time: 4.00pm presentation followed by drinks and canapes from 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: New Law school foyer, University of Sydney
Cost: Free
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
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