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Paulson, Julia; Bellino, Michelle J. – Comparative Education, 2017
Transitional justice and education both occupy increasingly prominent space on the international peacebuilding agenda, though less is known about the ways they might reinforce one another to contribute towards peace. This paper presents a cross-national analysis of truth commission (TC) reports spanning 1980-2015, exploring the range of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Peace, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
After decades of decline, African higher education is now arguably in a new era of revival. With the prevalence of knowledge economy discourse, national governments in Africa and their development partners have increasingly aligned higher education with poverty reduction plans and strategies. Research capacity has become a critical development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Doctoral Programs
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Waghid, Yusef – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2007
In South Africa there is widespread recognition amongst university educators that the new outcomes-based education (OBE) system can prevent instrumental thinking, particularly in view of OBE's agenda to encourage critical learning. However, what these educators do not necessarily take into account is that many students are not always ready to deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education, African Culture, Racial Segregation
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van Wyk, Berte; Higgs, Philip – Higher Education Policy, 2007
In this paper, we draw on philosophy (particularly African philosophy) to analyse the call for an African university. The call for an African university may be viewed as a call that insists that all critical and transformative educators in Africa embrace an indigenous African worldview and root their nation's educational paradigms in an indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, African Culture, Educational Needs