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Title Decadence: Education - Ep 4 of 6
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2009
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Description 1 streaming video file (25 min. 58 sec.) ; 155616070 bytes
Summary Join Pria Viswalingam in this new six-part series as he considers whether we are now completely bogged down in a mire of meaningless self-indulgence, and whether we do really need iPods, plasma screen TVs, Brazilian waxes and self-navigating 4WDs to achieve happiness. In tonight's episode, Pria considers the undervaluing of a broad 'western' education in modern Australia and the narrow emphasis on money and profit which has replaced it. Best-selling author John Marsden criticises the limited funding given to primary and secondary public education. Professor Paul Davies mourns the state of Australia's university system and Pria argues that the selling of education as a commodity and the transformation of universities from learning institutions to competitive businesses is sad evidence of a fundamentally changed Australia. (Commissioned by SBS Independent, in English) (Documentary Series) (Part 4)
Event Broadcast 2009-12-06 at 01:55:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Business and education -- Economic aspects.
Education -- Economic aspects.
Educational change -- Social aspects.
Television programs.
Form Streaming video
Author Davies, Paul, contributor
Viswalingam, Pria, contributor