ERIC Number: ED200142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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The African University in Development.
The role of the African university in the development of the continent is discussed in terms of African educational history and its effect on societal needs of communities, the influence of Western conceptions of the university, and the world role it can play within the academic community. The first essay examines the historical development of the search for models of university development in Africa, the second, the special problems and opportunities of the "one-country-one-university" institutions. In a third essay the implications of bringing the university into active participation in the development of out-of-school education are discussed. The fourth essay focuses on the problems of creating a highly specialized and motivated staff. The final section recommends that the African university assess anew its service and relationship to society. Several aspects of the university are cited as weaknesses and subjects for future considerations, such as improvement of the system of non-formal education and the development of lifelong education. Tables include: (1) primary pupils as a percentage of all children of school-going age in some African countries, 1970 and (2) simple age-education profile of Uganda, Ghana, and Zambia. (LC)
Descriptors: African History, College Role, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, School Community Relationship, School Role, Universities
Ravan Press, Queensbridge, 60 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001 South Africa.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Africa; Ghana; Uganda; Zambia