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ERIC Number: EJ893234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Privatisation of Higher Education in Uganda and the Global Gender Justice Ideal: Uneasy Bedfellows?
Baine, Euzobia M. Mugisha
Educational Review, v62 n3 p315-328 Aug 2010
This paper examines ways in which privatisation of education is affecting the search for gender justice through education focusing on Uganda's higher education institutions (HEIs). Since 1988 when the first private university was opened, the winds of change have swept Uganda's higher education sector to change how it is financed and managed. The shift has been from the state as the sole player to fully private HEIs operated as commercial enterprises alongside state-owned ones. Even institutions that are still owned by the state are being run on the basis of free market principles. How then is the process of privatisation/liberalisation of higher education affecting establishment and/or sustainability of programmes that promote social justice, particularly gender justice in higher education and ultimately the education system? What are the implications for future efforts to promote and sustain gender justice in higher education? This paper, based on gender-focused semi-ethnographic research in Uganda's HEIs, is an attempt to answer these questions within the context of current political, economic and social changes. (Contains 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda