ERIC Number: EJ1105308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Catholic Higher Education and Mission in Nigeria: The Contributions of the Dominican Institute
Enwerem, Iheanyi M.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v35 n1 p81-97 Win 2016
The last two decades have witnessed the emergence of privately owned higher education institutions in Nigeria, including those owned by religious bodies and even by their individual members. One is led to ask, why this sudden development? An attempt to respond to this question informs the underlying interest for this paper, namely, to explore the extent to which these institutions, especially the church-related ones, could make corrective impact on the country's educational system and, by extension, its moral and socio-political life. To this end, and more from the purview of the social sciences than theology, the paper examines one such institution as a case study, the Nigeria-Ghana Dominican Province-owned Dominican Institute (DI). The paper looks into the history, mandate, guiding principles, and challenges that face or could face the Institute, as well as its attempt to meet these challenges.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational History, Administrative Principles, Barriers, College Programs, College Role, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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