The Forefront of International Higher Education pp 173-181

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 42)

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African Higher Education and Altbach’s Influence

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Abstract

This chapter reflects on the importance of the work of Philip Altbach to higher education, with particular attention to African higher education transformation as it intersects with power dynamics in the sphere of international higher education and the conceptualization of research universities in the context of the developing world. The chapter draws inferences about how African scholars might benefit from Altbach’s work and like-minded Western scholars to contribute to the advancement of African higher education.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Richard W. Riley College of Education and LeadershipWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA

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