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Australian Universities' Review, v52 n1 p60-68 2010

Markets have a number of uses. One increasingly important use of markets by politicians is as a means of regulating the supply and distribution of goods and services formerly supplied and distributed by governments on non-market bases. The use of markets as a regulator of higher education is not novel. However, the increased reliance on markets as a regulator of higher education is an on-going experiment with certain predictable failures. This article explores the uses of the market in the supply and distribution of higher education and weighs it against the stated policy objectives, with particular attention to the application proposed in the Bradley Review.

Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Experiments, Models, Educational Vouchers, Reflection, Accountability, Evaluation, Free Enterprise System

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Author: Sheehy, Benedict

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1129&id=EJ877048







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