Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

Special Adviser on Education, Global Lead, Education & Skills

Articles by Emeritus Professor Stephen Parker AO

Government & Public Sector

Customer crisis puts us at the crossroads

Universities around the world are handling the age of the customer in very different ways.

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Government & Public Sector

Closing the education divide, digitally

What may have happened during the disruption to schooling is that the Education Divide has crashed into the Digital Divide, producing complex and contradictory results.

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Government & Public Sector

Unpopular solutions in education

Tertiary education in Australia has some popular problems, which we have admired for years: at least enough for an EP (that’s an extended play vinyl record). No labels have signed up for unpopular solutions in the last three decades, however. A hard rain is starting to fall.

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Government & Public Sector

Is the current crisis a watershed moment for education?

A choice is coming, whether to revert back to old ways when the crisis is over or use this as a watershed moment for transformative change in higher education.

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Government & Public Sector

Australia’s tertiary education sector: small steps towards big change

‘Big bang’ reform of the tertiary sector now appears off the agenda. In this term of government, reform is likely to be more incremental in nature.

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Government & Public Sector

University degrees pay dividends for men, but women still trail

With far higher numbers of young people attending university than in the past, the value of a university degree is often now questioned. But a new KPMG report, Is tertiary…

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Social Impact

Reach for the stars with trained minds and skilled hands: Reimagining tertiary education in Australia

In a report published today written with Andrew Dempster and Mark Warburton, I argue we need to move away from the binary division between higher education and vocational education and training.

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Government & Public Sector

TAFE: champions of education equity and training

Through their support of key student cohorts, close community engagement, industry partnerships, and industry-leading training, Victorian TAFEs have a vital role in sustaining and growing Victoria’s prosperity into the future.

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Government & Public Sector

Education systems, governments and employers need to work together to develop new ways of learning

Greater Western Sydney and other regions are on the cusp of transformative change. This calls for education, government and employers to work together.

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