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The Limited Impacts of Formal Education on Democratic Citizenship in Africa

Mattes, Robert ; Mughogho, Dangalira

Abstract:
As part of a larger research project on the various linkages between higher education and democracy in Africa, we extend these studies in this paper in three important ways. First, we attempt to unpack the various elements of cognitive awareness and isolate and trace the direct and indirect effects of formal education. Second, we examine the effects of formal education across a much broader range of dimensions of democratic citizenship than others have studied. Finally, we attempt to isolate and assess the specific impact of higher education within this process.

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Document Title: The Limited Impacts of Formal Education on Democratic Citizenship in Africa
Project Title: HIGHER EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
City and Country: Cape Town


Date:2010
Document Type:Research Report (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:International
Keywords:African Renaissance, Legislation, Cognitive Development, Democratic Values, Evaluation


File Size:827 KB
Rights:copyrights: Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET)
Additional information:Published by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET
Date Added:22 March 2011


The Limited Impacts of Formal Education on Democratic Citizenship in Africa