The Tensions Associated with Regional Programme Development Within a Neo-Liberal Environment for Tertiary Providers in Aotearoa New Zealand
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In Aotearoa New Zealand, changes to the political landscape have made it increasingly difficult for Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) to successfully deliver programmes in regions away from urban centres. Within this context, research was undertaken to identify some of the tensions associated with regional strategy development. Findings highlighted that each community and their needs are different; positive partnerships are required; there are resourcing challenges, yet ITP staff demonstrate a strong sense of social and moral responsibility to their learners and communities.
KeywordsRegional programme Tertiary Neo-liberal environment Education
The authors acknowledge the support provided by Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec).
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Full ethical approval to undertake the research reported on in this article was gained from Wintec’s Human Ethics in Research Group on 21/2/2018.
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