ERIC Number: ED392333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Sustaining Linkages between U.S. and Southern African Universities: An Analysis and Inventory. Southern African Information Exchange Working Paper Number 30.
Micou, Ann McKinstry
This survey examined linkages between U.S. and southern African academic institutions, focusing on programs in southern African countries other than South Africa. It is based on a survey of over 500 U.S. colleges and universities in the Southern African Information Exchange (SAIE) database, as well as surveys of southern African institutions and individuals, interviews, and site visits. A total of 162 linkages, with 96 U.S. institutions and 33 southern African institutions reporting, were identified. Linkages were found to be more likely to endure when they facilitated profound personal and professional relationships, developed capacities in local institutions that could be replicated, generated processes applicable to other settings, reached out to the community, engaged industry, involved collaboration with government officials, cultivated regional collaboration, and attracted new, nonuniversity partners. The bulk of the report contains a detailed inventory of all 162 identified linkages. Fourteen appendixes provide alphabetical listings of the linkages, cross-indexed listings by academic field and type, listings of U.S.-South Africa linkages, people interviewed, and sample questionnaires. (Contains 19 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Surveys, Universities
Southern African Information Exchange, Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580 ($10, plus $2 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Africa (South); Southern African Information Exchange; United States