Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

Author: Hanne Kirstine Adriansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317561521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Higher education has recently been recognized as a key driver for societal growth in the Global South and capacity building of African universities is now widely included in donor policies. The question is; how do capacity building projects affect African universities, researchers and students? Universities and their scientific knowledges are often seen to have universal qualities; therefore, capacity building may appear straight forward. Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa contests such universalistic notions. Inspired by ideas about the ‘geography of scientific knowledge’ it explores what role specific places and relationships have in knowledge production, and analyses how cultural experiences are included and excluded in teaching and research. Thus, the different chapters show how what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge is negotiated and contested. In doing so, the chapters draw on discussions about the hegemony of Western thought in education and knowledge production. The authors’ own experiences with higher education capacity building and knowledge production are discussed and used to contribute to the reflexive turn and rise of auto-ethnography. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and postgraduate students in education, development studies, African studies and human geography, as well as anthropology and history.

Higher Education and International Capacity Building

Higher Education and International Capacity Building

Author: David Stephens

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781873927229

Category: Education

Page: 240

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For the past 25 years UK Higher Education institutions have forged research and teaching partnerships with their counterparts overseas. Many of these links were funded by the British Government and managed by the British Council’s Higher Education Links Scheme. This book takes an informed and critical look at issues and trends in global higher education over the past twenty five years with an in-depth and often personal account of how these links were managed and led. Ten experts representing a variety of disciplines from areas such as conserving the natural environment, the promotion of human rights, and education and gender present an ‘insider’s’ view of their link, reflecting upon the successes and challenges in promoting research, developing institutional capacity at home and abroad, and the lessons they have learned. This book will be of particular interest to those working in higher education and international development generally; as well as students, researchers and professionals engaged in bilateral and multi-lateral development assistance programmes.

Higher Education in Africa

Higher Education in Africa

Author: Damtew Teferra

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789988589400

Category: Education

Page: 614

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The first of its kind, this book documents and analyzes the international dimension of higher education in Africa based on country case-studies and a consideration of relevant historical and contemporary themes. It identifies trends, developments, and challenges related to the international dimension of higher educational at the institutional, national, and regional levels. It explores the institutional the opportunities and probes the risks while it responds to the growing need for information and analysis of internationalization of higher education in Africa. On the basis of this book project, an effort is underway to establish the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE). This network aims to develop research capacity and expertise to meet the professional and practical needs of individuals, institutions and organizations interested in the international dimension of higher education in Africa.

Development of Higher Education in Africa

Development of Higher Education in Africa

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781906996

Category: Education

Page: 519

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This volume of the International Perspectives on Education and Society series investigates the challenges and prospects for higher education in Africa, especially issues of development, expansion, internationalization, equity, and divergence.

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

Author: Darla K. Deardorff

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412999212

Category: Education

Page: 536

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The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education examines the internationalization of higher education from a marginal to a core dimension of higher education worldwide. This mainstreaming of internationalization is a fascinating phenomenon: new concepts, programs, providers, and methods of delivery are emerging; impressive national and regional scholarship programs have been established; radical reforms have been undertaken to make higher education globally competitive; and mobility of students and scholars has increased around the world. This groundbreaking handbook serves as a guide to internationalization of higher education and offers new strategies for its further development and expansion in the years to come. With a decidedly global approach, this volume brings together leading experts from around the world to illustrate the increasing importance of internationalization. The text encompasses the diversity and breadth of internationalization of higher education in all its thematic facets and regional impacts.

Regionalization of African Higher Education

Regionalization of African Higher Education

Author: Jane Knight

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463009560

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Growth in the scope, scale and importance of higher education regionalization should not be underestimated or ignored. Africa – like Asia, Europe and Latin America – is promoting deeper cooperation among higher education bodies and institutions across the continent and focusing more attention on Pan-African and sub-regional harmonization of policies and programmes. This is the first book which brings together diverse scholars and policy experts to examine key aspects and challenges of African higher education regionalization. Chapters examine the progress and prospects of core regionalization issues and strategies such as academic mobility, quality assurance, recognition of qualifications, research centres and networks, curriculum and competencies, and regional academic programmes. Other chapters discuss important themes such as the relationship between regionalization, internationalization and Africanization; historical antecedents and perspectives; an analytical model to understand functional, organizational and political approaches to Africa’s higher education regionalization; and the influence of the Bologna process on the African Union’s Strategy for the Harmonization of Higher Education Programmes. Together these chapters provide a comprehensive overview of efforts by the African Union; sub-regional higher education associations such as IUCEA, SARUA and CAMES; Pan-African organizations and actors; key research networks and centres of excellence; and the involvement – or dependence – on external actors and funders, especially from Europe. Fundamentally, the book asks the question whether higher education regionalization in Africa is more rhetoric than reality. It discusses the progress to date on specific themes; identifies historical, political, sustainability and funding challenges; and concludes that while the impacts of regionalization efforts have not been fully realized there is cautious optimism for the future.

Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth in Africa

Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth in Africa

Author: Reuben A. Alabi

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910424

Category: Africa

Page: 555

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The volume analyses how to make Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policies relevant for inclusive growth strategies in Africa.The base for a transformative STI policy is to link the STI policies to Africa's economic transformation policies. In a first part the general issues of introducing effective STI policies are presented. In a second part country case studies highlight the new approach. Cases such as Sudan and Nigeria are analysed, as these two countries have a long history of STI development; because of different history, size and structure they need to move in different directions towards a coherent STI policy for inclusive growth.

Regionalization of Higher Education in Africa

Regionalization of Higher Education in Africa

Author: Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643907769

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Regionalization of higher education in Africa is the least researched topic in the field of Social Science. IN this regard, this book is a pioneer in terms of exploring both the historical and theoretical dynamics of regionalization processes within Africa. THe interplay manifested within the book between Political Science theories and higher education concepts makes the whole analysis strong and solid. THe book raises fundamental questions that focus on context and formation, operationalization and implications, and challenges and prospects of regionalization processes in Africa. IN doing so, it gives both, the analytical contexts of the evolution of higher education regionalization in Africa and the current initiatives by the African Union as a whole.

Internationalisation of African Higher Education

Internationalisation of African Higher Education

Author: Chika Sehoole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462093119

Category: Education

Page: 190

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The role of higher education, especially the international dimension, is given little importance in the discourse on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. This book aims to change that. The potential of higher education’s contribution to Africa’s development remains unrealized and often misunderstood. In today’s globalised world, which prioritises economic growth through liberalised trade and competitive market strategies, much emphasis has been placed on higher education’s ability to produce graduates to serve the labour market and produce new knowledge for the knowledge economy. While these are important contributions, the book argues that international higher education and new knowledge must go beyond economic purposes and serve the human and social development needs of the continent. It is against this background that the African Network for the Internationalisation of Education (ANIE) undertook research on the international dimension of higher education in Africa and its role in the achievement of the MDGs. Through empirical research, seven case studies address how international and regional higher education programmes and policies in African universities can address MDG priorities of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, combating HIV/AIDS and establishing global partnerships for development through academic mobility, joint research initiatives, curriculum innovation and policy development.

Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) Action

Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) Action

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ISBN: 9294843653

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This report is based on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency's evaluation of the first nine interim reports of the second generation of the CBHE projects selected for funding in 2016, which was when the programme opened for first time to the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Region. Among the nine projects in the Region 13 universities from Sub-Saharan countries are involved as partners. There were no funded projects involving Caribbean and Pacific countries in this project generation. Therefore, the report highlights only the situation of Sub-Saharan Africa and does not reflect the challenges of the Caribbean and Pacific Region although some of the challenges may be in common. The report's results are therefore based on a very small sample of on-going CBHE projects and are to be considered as preliminary and to be reviewed at a later stage. The report is analysing the role of the CBHE action as regards the impact and sustainability of the funded projects together with their inclusiveness (participants with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers). More specifically, the report will look into the institutional development of higher education institutions (HEIs), their modernisation of study programmes, teaching and learning methodologies, structural reforms and the strengthening of HEIs' technical capacities. It will then focus on the opportunities created for individuals (students, academic and administrative staff) and third parties like enterprises, chambers of commerce, etc. The report will also examine how the EU projects have influenced national policy developments in the education sector, mainly but not exclusively through 'Structural Projects'. Special attention is given to the strengthening of regional cooperation through CBHE projects that include two or more countries from the same Region. Finally, the analyses will be used to identify challenges and provide a set of recommendations for future reference.

Higher Education in Development

Higher Education in Development

Author: Kate Ashcroft

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617355431

Category: Education

Page: 303

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This book will interest readers learning about or developing strategies for improving higher education systems and institutions in developing countries. It provides an insight into sub-Saharan African higher education systems and sets out the ways that they are developing and changing. It explores the dilemmas inherent in a context of scarce resources with increasing and urgent demands for a more professionalized workforce and expert services. It examines the factors inhibiting development such as HIV/AIDS, gender issues, historical conflicts, cultural attitudes inimical to innovation, the challenges created by poor infrastructure, and the history of colonialism and authoritarianism and their legacy of centralized control and lack of autonomy and democracy. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on the authors’ personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa as well as extensive senior management experience and at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. It uses actual examples and a reflective ‘case study’ approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty. The book explores lessons from research into sub-Saharan African higher education that may be applied to other contexts. The authors have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa and the book draws on their personal experience of higher education in Zambia, Ethiopia, The Yemen and their links in Mozambique and South Africa. The authors also use their extensive management experience at the highest level within sub-Saharan higher education systems. The book includes actual examples and a reflective ‘case study’ approach to describe reforms, and from these, develops ideas as to how to improve the effectiveness of higher education as a means to fight poverty.