Dearing report is "constrained in terms of dynamic vision"

September 19, 1997

The Dearing report is "constrained in terms of dynamic vision", the ABS executive concluded this week. The executive endorsed Dearing's quality regime, supporting plans for a national framework of qualifications and minimum threshold standards for degrees, but said that it failed "to address the increasing global nature of higher education".

Mr Slack said: "Soon people will be able to study at any institution. Competition from abroad will be intense and it is too short-sighted to look just to the domestic market."

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