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Politics, ethnicity, and the mission of the University: the Kenyan example

Oteino, Wycliffe

Abstract:
The vulnerability of the education sector to the risks of political instability became clearly evident during the flare-up of violence following the disputed 2007 presidential elections in Kenya. Whereas universities especially in the developing world have often been seen as breeding grounds for radical political ideas and student activism, the postelection violence in Kenya directly affected university education, on a scale no other event has in the country's history. And, for the first time, the crisis facing education generally, and higher education specifically, showed clear ethnic manifestations.

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Document Title: Politics, ethnicity, and the mission of the University: the Kenyan example
Journal: International Higher Education
Volume: 52
Issue: Summer


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Institutional Management
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Diversity, Ethnic Prejudice, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Higher Education and the State, Higher Education and Work, Academic Freedom, Academic Identity, Academic Leadership, Administration, Administrative Staff


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Date Added:28 September 2011


Politics, ethnicity, and the mission of the University: the Kenyan example