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Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook

(Working papers) Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook by A. K. Bangura, J. A. Obando, I. I. Munene, C. Shisanya, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-833-6
This handbook presents a selection of qualitative, quantitative, emergent and comparative research methods, many of which are African-centered. Furthermore; it discusses epistemological paradigms in the social research, mentoring techniques, publishing strategies, Internet research techniques, and research integrity and ethics. The book is...

African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities

(Working papers) African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities by George Mutalemwa, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-855-8
African Academics in Germany: Revitalising African Universities is a thought-provoking work. It challenges African scholars to re-examine their contribution to their motherland. It invites German universities and scholarship providers to assess the relevance of the education offered towards the transformation of African higher learning institutions. The book provides a method of engaging African academics and...

De la dépendance vis-à-vis de l’Occident à l’expression du besoin de diaspora intellectuelle africaine: L’Université africaine et les défis de son développement

(Working papers) De la dépendance vis-à-vis de l’Occident à l’expression du besoin de diaspora intellectuelle africaine: L’Université africaine et les défis de son développement parA. Gueye, M. Okyerefo, P. Diédhiou, A. Bogale, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-832-9
L’Université africaine est historiquement le produit d’une relation de dépendance vis-à-vis de l’Occident. Secret de polichinelle ! Dans sa sphère francophone comme dans sa zone anglophone, les traces d’une telle relation restent encore visibles à...

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...