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Development and its implications for Higher Education in Southern Africa

Fbebaya Olukoshi; Relebohile Moletsane; Ebrima Sall; Omano Edigheji

Abstract:
How should ‘development’ be most accurately defi ned? Or more specifically: how should it be defined in relation to the whole realm of higher education? And how should higher education be responding to the challenges posed by national and regional development imperatives? Should higher education institutions, as suggested, fashion themselves into leading agents of social change, a role that would place them close to the heart of any country’s development agenda? Or should the focus be on economic development – including industrialisation that will add value to local raw materials and stimulate higher employment rates – and to finding a viable niche in the global economy? Or is there ‘a strong need for the re-establishment of the African university as a site for the fostering of civic identities and democratic values’?

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Document Title: Development and its implications for Higher Education in Southern Africa
Institution: SARUA
City and Country: Johannesburg, South Africa


Date:2009
Document Type:Research Report (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Southern Africa
Keywords:Development, Development Models, Higher Education, Southern Africa


File Size:1.09 MB
Rights:SARUA
Additional information:SARUA Leadership Dialogue Series Vol 1 Number 3 2009
Date Added:04 March 2011


Fbebaya Olukoshi; Relebohile Moletsane; Ebrima Sall; Omano Edigheji (2009). Development and its implications for Higher Education in Southern Africa.