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The Public dimensions of the university in Africa

Sall, Ebrima; Lebeau, Yann and Kassimir, Ron (2003). The Public dimensions of the university in Africa. Journal of Higher Education in Africa, 1(1) pp. 126–148.

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Abstract

This paper's principal purpose is to explore the range ofways in which African universities act as
public institutions-i.e., how both are shaped by and influence the social, political, and economic
contexts in which they are situated. In particular, we consider the multiple dimensions, often
resulting in tensions in contexts of poverty and instability, of the African university as an actor in
politics, civil society, and the public sphere and as a key institution in the expectations and the
strategies of a range of actors, groups, and constituencies.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0851-7762
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 740
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/740
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