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  • Higher Education in Francophone Africaby Pierre Antoine Gioan

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    For more than a decade, higher education and research in the French-speaking countries of Africa has been in a state of severe crisis, stemming from an increasing disparity between available resources and the requirements vital to providing high-quality education. This paper seeks to: 1) highlight the factors which have led to the development of this... more...

  • Strategies for Sustainable Financing of Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby Keith M. Lewin

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Investment in secondary schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa has been neglected since the World Conference on Education for All at Jomtien. The World Education Forum in Dakar began to recognize the growing importance of post-primary schooling for development. Only 25 percent of school-age children attend secondary school in the region—and fewer complete... more...

  • The Link Between Health, Social Issues, and Secondary Educationby Robert Smith

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This working paper is based on a literature review and country case studies in six Sub-Saharan African countries: Eritrea, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. It looks at the role of secondary education and training in promoting health, civics and life skills among the African youth. Specifically, this study focuses on examining which... more...

  • School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africaby Serge Theunynck

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa' examines the scope of the infrastructure challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa and the constraints to scaling up at an affordable cost. It assesses the experiences of African countries with school planning, school facility designs, and construction techniques, procurement and implementation... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cheche: Reminiscences of a Radical Magazineby Karim 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 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...