African Higher Education

African Higher Education

An International Reference Handbook
Teferra, Damtew; Altbach, Philip G.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/02/2003
Format: Hardback 10 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-34186-0
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2006 ASA Conover-Porter Award winner

Since their founding, African colleges and universities have faced numerous challenges. While most are legacies of colonialism, these institutions are affected by particular conditions and realities in their home countries. This book is the first comprehensive survey of all aspects and dimensions of higher education in Africa today. It includes a historical overview of higher educational resources in Africa; descriptions of the size, scope, and nature of higher education in each African nation; and analyses of current and timely topics, such as the state of private higher education in Africa, the financing and economics of higher education, gender issues, distance education, information and communication technologies, and university/state relations. The work concludes with an extensive bibliography of Ph.D. dissertations and other resources on the subject. Relevant for policymakers, development agencies, and university researchers, teachers, and administrators worldwide, African Higher Education is an important and basic reference.

Author Bio

Damtew Teferra is a research associate at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.

Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, SJ Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: It's very long. Please see DRM if you need more detail.

Part 1. Theme-Based Chapters
Part 2. Country Chapters