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ERIC Number: EJ1116695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Conclusion: The Era of Mass Early Career Academics and Aging Faculty--Africa's Paradox
Teferra, Damtew
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n10 p1869-1881 2016
African higher education has witnessed phenomenal enrollment growth in the last decade--and this trend is expected to continue well into the future owing to the continent's youth bulge. In this "massifying" system, the academic profession faces a paradox: as the academic profession at the senior level is aging it is also concurrently growing younger at the lower level. The situation is serious in the newer institutions--which are dominated by academic neophytes--with limited guidance and role models in their midst. This trend has become a concern both inside and outside academia. This article provides a concise background on the state of higher education in Africa, discusses issues surrounding Early Career Academics in global context, and concludes with a glance of the African practice with the induction to the academic profession, with emphasis on teaching praxis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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