ERIC Number: ED331458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-4
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The African University and the Challenge of Endogenous Development in Africa.
Sherman, Mary Antoninette Brown
This paper addresses the need of institutions located within Africa, particularly institutions of higher education, to fulfill the task of generating and applying knowledge relevant to solving the economic, food, and health problems that plague the continent. The paper examines the nature of African universities and the historical context in which they have developed including the fervor of nationalism, the efforts of industrialization, and the rising expectations of the continent's people. Next, an outline is provided of the obstacles facing these institutions. Among the obstacles discussed are: (1) the volatile political situation on the continent; (2) the global negative impact from nations of the North; and (3) the underfunding of the universities. Finally, the paper highlights what are considered the main challenges and the prospects that are offered in trying to meet these challenges. Contains 4 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (32nd, Atlanta, GA, November 4, 1989).