Australia: National systems of education

Power, C. N. (2010). Australia: National systems of education. In Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw and Colin Power (Ed.), International encyclopaedia of education 3rd ed. (pp. 509-516) USA: Elsevier Ltd. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.01272-0

Author Power, C. N.
Title of chapter Australia: National systems of education
Title of book International encyclopaedia of education
Place of Publication USA
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.01272-0
Edition 3rd
ISBN 9780080448947
Editor Penelope Peterson
Eva Baker
Barry McGaw
Colin Power
Start page 509
End page 516
Total pages 8
Total chapters 49
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This article describes the development of the national system of education in Australia. Following a brief account of the context (historical, demographic, and political) within which the system developed, the article provides details of the current structure and operation of the education system from early childhood to higher and continuing education. Whereas the Australian education still reflects its United Kingdom origins, like other education systems in the Commonwealth, it has also developed its own character. Reflecting its geopolitical context and the impact of globalization, education in Australia has become increasingly internationalized and privatized.
Keyword Administration
Higher education
Vocational educationocational education
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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