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Globalisation and higher education funding policy shifts in Kenya

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma

Abstract:
This paper identifies, examines and discusses higher education funding policy shifts that have taken place in Kenya. The paper argues that even though Kenya’s higher education funding policy shifts, from free higher education to cost-sharing, and privatisation and ommercialisation, are (to a greater extent) products of the country’s encounter with globalisation, local social, political and economic dynamics have been of equally significant influence. Thus, the country’s higher education funding policies have been products of a convergence of both the dynamics of globalisation and local contextual imperatives. Furthermore, the point is made that the shift from free higher education to cost-sharing, and privatisation and commercialisation, was symptomatic of a global transition from a development paradigm that was predominantly based on Keynesianism to a neo-liberal paradigm that privileges mean expenditure on social services (such as higher education) and the market logic

Full text available as: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13600800802155010

 


Document Title: Globalisation and higher education funding policy shifts in Kenya
Journal: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Volume: 30
Issue: 3
No. of Pages: 215-229


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:International
Keywords:Globalisation, Higher Education, Higher Education Funding, Higher Education Funding Policy, Kenya, Neoliberalism


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Date Added:24 February 2011


Globalisation and higher education funding policy shifts in Kenya