Straight Talking, Straight Teaching: are New Zealand tertiary institutes potentially liable to their students under consumer protection legislation?

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dc.contributor.author Varnham, S
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation Education And The Law, 2001, 13 (4), pp. 303 - 317
dc.identifier.issn 0953-9964
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10517
dc.description.abstract Consumerism has become an officially approved fashion. In recent years we have seen the enactment of progressive consumer rights legislation aimed at redressing the balance between consumers and suppliers. In New Zealand the reform of tertiary education, begun with the Education Act 1989, has led to a shift in the relationship between institutes and students. Market culture is progressively being applied to tertiary education. Institutes are holding themselves out as providing an 'educational product' and are actively competing for students both nationally and internationally. In turn students, as purchasers of that product, at an ever-increasing cost, are demanding greater standards of straight talking and straight teaching. There are indications that this is leading to thoughts of legal accountability for any deficiencies in the education product. This is both in terms of what institutes hold themselves out as providing and the quality of that provision. This article considers the effect of provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1986 and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 on the potential liability of tertiary institutes.
dc.format Y
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis - Routledge
dc.title Straight Talking, Straight Teaching: are New Zealand tertiary institutes potentially liable to their students under consumer protection legislation?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Education And The Law
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 13
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.publocation London, UK
dc.identifier.startpage 303 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 317 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 101376
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Law & legislation; COLLEGE students -- Legal status, laws, etc.; CONSUMER protection -- Law & legislation en_US
dc.description.keywords UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Law & legislation
dc.description.keywords COLLEGE students -- Legal status, laws, etc.
dc.description.keywords CONSUMER protection -- Law & legislation
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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