African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook

African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook

By: Damtew Teferra (author), Philip G. Altbach (author)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


Since their founding, African colleges and universities have faced numerous challenges. While most are legacies of colonialism, these institutions are affected by particular conditions and realities in their home countries. This book is the first comprehensive survey of all aspects and dimensions of higher education in Africa today. It includes a historical overview of higher educational resources in Africa; descriptions of the size, scope, and nature of higher education in each African nation; and analyses of current and timely topics, such as the state of private higher education in Africa, the financing and economics of higher education, gender issues, distance education, information and communication technologies, and university/state relations. The work concludes with an extensive bibliography of Ph.D. dissertations and other resources on the subject. Relevant for policymakers, development agencies, and university researchers, teachers, and administrators worldwide, African Higher Education is an important and basic reference.

About Author

Damtew Teferra is a research associate at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan, SJ Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.


Preliminary Table of Contents: It's very long. Please see DRM if you need more detail. Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Theme-Based Chapters Part 2. Country Chapters Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780253341860
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 728
  • ID: 9780253341860
  • weight: 2037
  • ISBN10: 0253341868

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly