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, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 573–575 | Cite as

Professor Philip J. Foster: an accomplished scholar and teacher

  • N’Dri Thérèse Assié-LumumbaEmail author
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I was referred to Professor Philip Foster in 1975 by Professor Cosme Dikoumé of Cameroon, whom I met in France while I was studying at Université Lyon II and conducting research at ORSTOM (Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer) in Paris. I was then applying to doctoral programmes in institutions in Africa, Europe and North America. On Dr. Dikoumé’s advice I sent an application with copies of my masters degrees (in History and Sociology) to Professor Foster, Director of the Comparative Education Centre.

I received an enthusiastic letter of admission from Professor Foster. I started my Ph. D. education at the University of Chicago in 1977, after a year at Université d’Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and a semester at Université Laval (Québec) in the West African Project sponsored by the Ford Foundation. I am forever indebted to him for giving me a great educational opportunity.

I remember the warm welcome in the cold January in the Windy City of Chicago. Having learned...

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African Culture British Accent Intellectual Engagement Educational Tradition Gold Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The World Academy of Art and ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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