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ERIC Number: EJ1193443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
A Sociological Framework for Understanding the Participation of African Higher Education Institutions in Transnational Education
Nnazor, Agatha I.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v22 n5 p454-471 Nov 2018
Transnational Education (TNE) has potential for expanding access to higher education in Africa, which has chronic high rates of unmet demand for access. Paradoxically, African higher education institutions (HEIs) have the least participation in TNE. There is a dearth of systematic understanding of the factors that influence the participation of African HEIs in TNE and the impacts of their participation at both institutional and societal levels. This article proposes a sociological framework for investigating the factors that enable or hinder the participation of African higher HEIs in TNE, and the impacts of their participation on the institutions themselves and their respective countries. The framework is constructed with societal and organizational factors disparately identified through a purposive review of the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Botswana; Egypt; Ghana; Kenya; Mauritius; Morocco; Nigeria; Rwanda; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania; Tunisia