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  • Transitions in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This working paper discusses equity and efficiency issues in secondary education transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its main purpose is to identify and analyze national, regional, and local measures that may lead to the development of more efficient and seamless transitions between post-primary education pathways. In most African countries student... more...

  • Accelerating Catch-upby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Sub-Saharan Africa has recently enjoyed a surge in economic growth due to the rising prices of its commodities and natural resources. To sustain this growth in the face of intensifying global competition, African countries may wish to align their tertiary education and research systems more closely to national economic development based on a deepening... more...

  • Curricula, Examinations, and Assessment in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Economic and social changes, fast evolution of technology, and the growing importance of internet services and international communications-all these require secondary education providers to adapt what is taught and learned in schools. However, in Africa the content of secondary curricula is in most cases ill-adapted to 21st century challenges, where... more...

  • Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Increasingly the role of management and governance is recognized as important for providing and delivering effective services at all levels of education. In view of the growing demand for more and better services at secondary education levels, these are crucial issues that must be addressed urgently. Sub-Saharan Africa’s secondary education and... more...

  • Confucianism, Colonialism, and the Cold Warby Grace Ai-Ling Chou

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    By tracing the history of Hong Kong?s New Asia College from its 1949 establishment through its 1963 incorporation into The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this study examines the interaction of colonial, communist, and cultural forces on the Chinese periphery. more...

  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • Checheby Karim F. Hirji

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    Cheche, a radical, socialist student magazine at the University of Dares Salaam, first came out in 1969. Featuring incisive analyses of key societal issues by prominent progressives, it gained national and international recognition in a short while. Because it was independent of authority, and spoke without fear or favor, it was banned after just a... more...

  • The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenshipby Thierry M. Luescher-Mamashela

    African Minds 2011; US$ 24.95

    Whether and how higher education in Africa contributes to democratisation beyond producing the professionals that are necessary for developing and sustaining a modern political system, remains an unresolved question. This report, then, represents an attempt to address the question of whether there are university specific mechanisms or pathways by which... more...

  • Managing God's Higher Learningby Dong Wang

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    As the first co-educational institution of higher learning in China, Lingnan University made monumental strides in the education of Christian women, and it created a viable alternative to traditional Chinese models. Wang contends that Lingnan University found ways to adapt and 'layer' a Christian presence at a time when the nationalization and secularization... more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals?from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be?how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...