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Accountability in Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Sheldrake, Russell Linke


176 pages

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Originally published in 1979 Accountability in Higher Education contains the first comprehensive analysis of accountability in Australian higher education. The contributors systematically examine organisation and practice in the Australian higher education system, major issues relating to the accountability movement, and possible future developments arising from these issues. The authors look in turn at the various levels of organisation and accountability within the higher education system – Federal, State, sector, institution and individual – and in so doing provide the most comprehensive coverage possible of the major issues of concern. The book provides a detailed analysis that will be of particular interest to teachers, administrators and educational researchers.

Table of Contents


1. The Structure of Higher Education in Australia, J. Hyde

2. Accountability at the Federal Level, P.R. Chippendale

3. Accountability at the State Level, W.C. Hall and F.J. Willett

4. Accountability at the Community Level, J.A. McDonell

5. Institutional Structures and Internal Accountability, G.A. Ramsey and J. Howlett

6. Academic Accountability – Resources, G. Burke and P.A. McKenzie

7. Academic Accountability – Courses and Programs, G.S. Harman and R. St C. Johnson

8. Academic Accountability – Staff, A. Patching

9. The Manpower Aspect of Accountability in Higher Education, J. Niland

10. Accountability: Philosophy and Practice, N.A. Nilsson

The Contributors



About the Editors

Glyne Piggott is an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During his four decades at McGill, he served terms as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Program Director, and Chair of the Department of Linguistics. He was the Vice-President and President-Elect of the Canadian Linguistic Association from 2002 to 2003.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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