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, Sally en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003138 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Varnham Sally 2001, 'Straight Talking, Straight Teaching: are New Zealand tertiary institutes potentially liable to their students under consumer protection legislation?', Taylor and Francis - Routledge, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 303-317. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0953-9964 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis - Routledge en_US
dc.title Straight Talking, Straight Teaching: are New Zealand tertiary institutes potentially liable to their students under consumer protection legislation? en_US
dc.parent Education And The Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
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 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 101376 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 101376 en_US


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