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The role of higher education in regional development in Pacific Island countries with specific reference to the University of the South Pacific

Thaman, Konaiholeva H. (2008) The role of higher education in regional development in Pacific Island countries with specific reference to the University of the South Pacific. In: Competition, Collaboration and Change in the Academic Profession: Shaping Higher Education's Contribution to Knowledge and Research. UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, France, pp. 108-122. ISBN 9789719380122

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    Abstract

    Perspectives of the role of higher education in ‘regional development’ vary often depending on the way a ‘region’ is defined. In Australia, for example, Garlick discusses three types of relationships between higher education institutions and their region. A structuralist perspective refers to situations in which higher education institutions are seen as economic boosters in rural areas, while a spatial perspective is associated with equity measures such as student placement, usually based on distance from metropolitan centres. A ‘third stream’ perspective is based on a recognition of the significance of a region to the higher education institutions that are located there Garlick, 2005).

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008 14:44
    Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 06:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/235
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