African Voices in Education by P. Higgs

By P. Higgs

The Africanisation of schooling is a hugely topical factor. The potentials and pitfalls of Africanisation have drawn loads of serious debate, either in Africa and overseas. After the political alterations of 1994 in South Africa, there was renewed curiosity within the query of a distinctively African philosophy. This e-book presents a scientific and transparent exposition of an African voice in schooling, drawing on distinctive authors throughout Africa.

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Structural adjustment programmes and measures taken to revive the countries' economies in the initial stages also aggravate the loss of staff, either as a result of salaries being frozen (to reduce public expenditure) or because the emerging markets attract staff by offering better conditions of service in the private sector. Increasing demand for studies and for private consultancies also contributes to a reduction in real terms of the time devoted by staff to higher education and research. For these reasons, higher education is a net loser of staff and thus of quality in both the phase of decline and at the beginning of the process of economic recovery.

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