Field of Higher Education Research, Africa

Lebeau, Yann (2019) Field of Higher Education Research, Africa. In: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-8904-2

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Abstract

Initiated and funded by international organisations and non-African funders, the field of African HE research was largely shaped outside the continent over the past five decades. A bibliographic search carried out for this project using Scopus, Goggle Scholar and AJOL (African Journals Online) revealed that with the exception of South Africa, the institutionalisation of HER in African universities did not begin until the late 1990s despite growing numbers of publications, reports and pamphlets on the subject from the 1980s. Our focus in this chapter is on this process of institutionalisation and development of a field on the continent. Research produced outside Africa is also reported, but only for its structuring impact on HER on the continent.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 14:21
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 01:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65854
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_190-1

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