- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Queen's School of Policy Studies; 1st edition (Nov. 16 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1553392388
- ISBN-13: 978-1553392385
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.3 x 22.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Ian D. Clark is professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto.<br>Greg Moran is a member of both the clinical and developmental groups within the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario.<br>Michael Skolnik is p
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October 2, 2014
A great read. This book covers a lot more than the current changes in post secondary education in Ontario. The first couple of chapters cover the recent history (1960s onwards) of colleges and universities in Ontario presented from the perspective of their relationships to the various governments that were in power and their relationships to each other. It clearly defines and explains why colleges were created, what role they were expected to fulfill in PSE and why they are now offering more than diplomas; but bachelors degrees in very niche subject areas. The book goes on to cover funding models and the history behind those decisions and the challenges that they currently present in PSE sector. The book also goes into detail on the importance and influence of academic research in PSE institutions and how they affect the amount of funding received. Chapter 5 was the best in my view as it covered the questions of what is "quality" and accountability in PSE and how does one go about trying to measure it.