ERIC Number: EJ878294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Expansion vs. Quality: Emerging Issues of For-Profit Private Higher Education Institutions in Ethiopia
Alemu, Daniel S.
International Review of Education, v56 n1 p51-61 Feb 2010
Private for-profit higher education has been rapidly expanding in developing countries worldwide since the early 1990s. This global trend has been particularly evident in Ethiopia, where only three public universities existed until 1996. By 2005, about 60 private for-profit higher education institutions had been founded in Ethiopia. This has led to mixed feelings among the Ethiopian public. While some laud the opportunities and advantages these new institutions bring, others are apprehensive that the quality of education might be compromised by an expansion motivated by monetary gain. This article sheds light on these paradoxes and provides suggestions for policy and practices.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Quality, Logical Thinking, Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia