Straw persons and devil's advocacy

Mehigan, Tim (1988) Straw persons and devil's advocacy Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Goethe-Institut

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Author Mehigan, Tim
Title of report Straw persons and devil's advocacy
Parent publication Language Skills in Business, Science and Technology: A Response to Australia's needs — German as an example
Editor J. Lo Bianco
H. Stefanik
W. Veit
I. Waechter
V. Wolf
Publication date 1988-01-01
ISBN 0959377522
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Publisher Goethe-Institut
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Start page 91
End page 95
Total pages 5
Language eng
Subjects Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted abstract
The Green Paper and the rumours and rhetoric surrounding it should be questioned. Its criticisms remain, as yet, unsubstantiated. The Minister's stated aim of increasing the number and quality of tertiary graduates is not going to be achieved by reducing the autonomy and variety of tertiary institutions. It will not increase efficiency and effectiveness to attempt to control institutions from a centralized bureaucracy which has no direct contact with the needs and wishes of the students and the community.

The Green Paper assumes that tertiary institutions are inefficient and the Minister said in launching it that the only changes that have been made in such institutions have been effected from outside. This is wrong...
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Proceedings of a Round Table convened by the Goethe-Institut Melbourne, Canberra 9-13 January 1988.

Document type: Research Report
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
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