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Higher education in economic transformation

Juma, Calestous; Sherrard, Daniel; Zaglul, Jose

Abstract:
Africa’s educational policies over the last two decades have stressed the role of primary education in social development. This paper argues that there is a need to balance this bias with new policies and practices that support the evolution of universities that contribute directly to community development. The paper uses examples from Costa Rica, Ghana, Zambia and South Korea to illustrate possible roles that universities can play in Africa’s economic development. It outlines specific policy measures needed to strengthen the role of higher education in development in general and in community improvement in particular. It particularly identifies measures related to curriculum reform, changes in pedagogy and management of universities as key areas requiring policy attention.

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Document Title: Higher education in economic transformation
Journal: International Journal for Technology and Globalisation
Volume: 2
Issue: 3/4
No. of Pages: 241-251


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:International
Keywords:Economic Development, Higher Education and Development, Developing countries, Zambia, Ghana, Community Development, Universities


File Size:175 KB
Rights:Permission to use this article was granted by the authors and publishers
Date Added:14 March 2008


Juma, Calestous; Sherrard, Daniel; Zaglul, Jose (2006). Higher education in economic transformation, International Journal for Technology and Globalisation 2(3/4): 241-251