ERIC Number: ED314004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Enhancing the Educational Effectiveness of an African University.
Sunal, Dennis W.
A model for enhancing the educational effectiveness of an African university was developed through the West Virginia University-Bayero University, Kano (Nigeria) linkage activities carried out from 1984-1988. The three goals of the model were to: further develop abilities of African university faculty to carry out research, curriculum development, and service activities; provide workshops, seminars, and courses at the home institution to help with faculty development; and expand the knowledge and experience of faculty and students in an exchange program. Project activities were focused by an Education Development Center, the purpose of which was advancement of knowledge and understanding of education and educational development in the university's service area. Faculty at the African university collected and continue to collect documents and materials for placement in the center. Significant increases in library space and holdings were reported at the African university site. In working with an African university, it is important to involve both African and American university staff as equal partners, and the use of coordinating committees at both sites is an appropriate mechanism for doing so. Setting up such a center is also a productive way to achieve program goals. The center focuses activities towards specific goals and encourages the interaction necessary to work toward change and development. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Nigeria