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Quality Assurance in Ghanaian Higher Education Institutions: Opportunities and Constraints

(Working papers) Quality Assurance in Ghanaian Higher Education Institutions par Joshua Alabi, Goski Alabi, Richard Adjei, Paul Dzandu, Godwin Utuka, et Abdulai Munkaila. CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-788-9

This work examines quality assurance processes and practices in Higher Education Institutions in Ghana, using a mixed method approach, which combined surveys, reviews and expert interviews of past and present quality assurance directors. Ten universities were studied. The results demonstrate that quality assurance at higher...

It is a Long Way to the Top: Increasing Women’s Leadership in Ugandan Public Universities

T. Mulyampiti, R. M. Kabeba, C. Kanabahita. CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-787-2 This study underscores the importance of including women in leadership positions in academia. Research on leadership development and managerial success in universities has continuously pointed to the absence of support frameworks to encourage women’s development. Despite numerous interventions to address this challenge, diffculties continue to persist. This work is therefore a timely contribution to the debates around gender and...

Steering Epistemic Access in Higher Education in South Africa: Institutional Dilemmas

Michael Cross, 2018, ISBN: 978-987-722-328-6 This book utilises a broadly critical cultural approach to explain access and retention. In recent years, the use of cultural approaches has made a significant contribution to how we understand societies and particularly social institutions undergoing transition. The impact of these approaches is evident in the social sciences and in interdis- ciplinary fields such as education, where different dimensions and perspectives within respective cultural approaches have...

Developing Sustainable Higher Education Leadership Models in Tanzania

J.F. Kessy, J.S. Kikula, A.L. Kaswamila, B. Kazimili, B.E. Mmary. CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-789-6 Higher Education Institutions in Tanzania are increasingly facing a decline in government subvention and reduced funding from other sources, including Faith-Based Organizations. This has led to a noticeable shift in emphasis within universities from academic excellence to income generation, with adverse effects on teaching, research and community outreach performance. This study critically engages with these issues by...

Strengthening Higher Education Leadership in Africa: A Study of Ghana’s Situation

John Gasu, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-86978-785-8 The liberal higher education landscape that has emerged in Africa is a product of a confuence of factors that defne the neoliberal agenda in the continent. The prior notions of state responsibility for funding higher education have largely disappeared. The hegemonic leverage that the World Bank came to wield in the scheme of higher education in Africa facilitated the minimalist approach to state funding in...