The paper "Broad Standardisation and Evaluation of Higher Education Argument " is a great example of a report on education. Broad Standardisation Expanding tertiary education without checking it is not sustainable (1). This is because (1.1) it satisfies greedy administrators’ egos and (1.2) it has created for some group of woeful academics a sheltered workshop. (2) A society that is increasingly ever dependent on education has been created. (2.1) Some degree courses such as law have become like double degrees or postgraduate degrees that are full-fee paying. (2.2) There are now some professional fields that are exclusively graduate entry (3) Colleges of Advanced Education have been destroyed (4) TAFE sector has been annihilated (5) and post-school education privatization has brought educational suicide closer.
(6) Education and training should be provided by employers. (7) Vocational training and professional education costs have been transferred to individuals. (8) People now spend most of their lifetime in universities and schools. (8.) Until the mid-20s, people may not become known. (9) After education, individuals emerge with debt. (10) There is a scramble in obtaining master’ s degree coursework to be still competitive at places of work.
(11) Others will look for an unpaid internship for a start. (12) No need for a practicum that is in many courses. (12.1) A person who is working and studying co-operatively in an area of choice does not need practicum. (13) The general rule is to have no course in University having an internship or a practical component. (13.1) Universities teach people about theory and (13.2) Colleges of Advanced Education and TAFE teach people how to earn a living. (14) The present education system is expensive.
(14.1) The federal government pays per student about $10,500 to the domestic students whose number is 888,000. (15.2) Reliance on international students whose number is 888,000 to generate enough money for higher education is not good. (15) Course provision has inexplicable overlaps across the two private and 37 public universities in Sydney. (16) In Australia, there are four universities having students greater than 50,000 and four having less than 10,000 students. (17) Restoring of other avenues of training and education in the creation of a highly-skilled nation.
(18) Returning some commerce and industry courses in ensuring training is relevant and no oversupply. (18.1) The costs will not be individually borne alone. (19) Reduction of universities that offers similar courses within a short distance from each other and scramble for students. (C) Sydney should have only one university but with branches everywhere. Evaluation of the Argument The argument presented in the article is focusing on giving reasons as to why Sydney should only have one university. The author is of the opinion that the university sector should be reduced and made more exclusive as opposed to expanding it as a way of fighting increased competition.
In the article, the author starts by defending his position by outlining the reasons why tertiary education should not be expanded. The main argument is that tertiary education unchecked expansion is not sustainable. It only satisfies the administrators who are greedy. The vast education sector has created a sheltered workshop for shoddy academics according to the argument in the article. Tertiary education should be quality and this should be stressed by the administrators of university education.
Society is increasingly dependent on education and this is the reality of Australian tertiary education. The employers should pay for the education of the student in courses that involves practices such as nursing. In this regard, the argument is that the university sector should be reduced and to be only available to a small percentage of the population. It is also argued in this article that the present education system is expensive. The country is over-dependent on international students in satisfying the growing needs of education. Inexplicable overlaps in the provision of courses across two private and 37 public universities in Sydney call for their reduction according to the argument in the article.
For training to be relevant some courses should be returned to commerce and industry is being argued in the article. In addition, returning of some courses will also ensure no oversupply of courses and costs will not be individually incurred alone. In ensuring quality education, there is a need to reduce universities that offer similar courses and are located within a short distance from each other.
In defeating both worldwide competition and mass production of tertiary education, the conclusion of the argument is that only one university should be in Sydney but with branches everywhere.
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