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Type: Journal article
Title: Beginning to address 'the elephant in the classroom': investigating and responding to Australian sessional law teachers’ unmet development needs
Author: Heath, M.
Hewitt, A.
Israel, M.
Skead, N.
Citation: University of New South Wales Law Journal, 2015; 38(1):240-263
Publisher: University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0313-0096
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Mary Heath, Anne Hewitt, Mark Israel and Natalie Skead
Abstract: The higher education system is one of the most casualised industries in the Australian economy. The number of tertiary students has risen sharply in the last few decades; however, growth in student numbers has been accompanied by a far smaller increase in permanent staff numbers both in universities as a whole and in law schools in particular. Where additional staff have been recruited to respond to rising student numbers, most have been employed on a sessional basis. As a consequence, a significant percentage of academic staff are now sessional employees and non-permanent staff may be undertaking up to half of all teaching in Australian higher education.
Rights: © University of New South Wales
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