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作者 Luescher-Mamashela, M
書名 The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenship : Hothouse or Training Ground?
出版項 Cape Town : African Minds, 2011
國際標準書號 9781920355708 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (138 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- The Project Group -- Executive Summary -- Chapter 1. HERANA Higher Education and Democracy: The Student Governance Surveys -- 1.1 Project overview -- 1.2 Analytical framework of the study -- 1.3 Research questions -- 1.4 Survey design and methods -- 1.5 Overview of the report -- Chapter 2. Background and Context: Three Countries, Universities and Student Bodies -- 2.1 Governance in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania in internationalcomparison -- 2.2 Democracy in Kenya, the University of Nairobi and student politics -- 2.3 Democracy in South Africa, the University of Cape Town and student politics -- 2.4 Democracy in Tanzania, the University of Dar es Salaam and student politics -- 2.5 Profile of the three student bodies -- Chapter 3. Students' Demand for Democracy and Freedom -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Awareness of 'democracy' -- 3.3 Preference for democracy over other regime types -- 3.4 Demand for political freedoms -- 3.5 Students as committed democrats? -- 3.6 Summary and conclusion -- Chapter 4. Students' Perception of the Supply of Democracy and Democratic Consolidation -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Perception of the current regime -- 4.3 Has multi-party democracy supplied more political freedoms? -- 4.4 Students as transformative democrats? -- 4.5 Summary and conclusion -- Chapter 5. Students' Political Engagementand Behaviour -- 5.1 Students' cognitive engagement with politics -- 5.2 Students' political participation -- 5.3 Students as active citizens? -- 5.4 Summary and conclusion -- Chapter 6. Student Politics and the University: Implications and Recommendations -- 6.1 Overview of the findings -- 6.2 Enhancing the university's training ground potential -- References -- Appendices -- Back Cover
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 higher education contributes to the development of democratic attitudes and behaviours among students, and how these mechanisms operate and relate to politics both on and off campus. The research contained in this report shows that the potential of a university to act as training ground for democratic citizenship is best realised by supporting students' exercise of democratic leadership on campus. This, in turn, develops and fosters democratic leadership in civil society. Thus, the university's response to student political activity, student representation in university governance and other aspects of extra-curricular student life needs to be examined for ways in which African universities can instil and support democratic values and practices. Encouraging and facilitating student leadership in various forms of on-campus political activity and in a range of student organisations emerges as one of the most promising ways in which African universities can act as training grounds for democratic citizenship. The project on which this report is based forms part of a larger study on Higher Education and Democracy in Africa, undertaken by the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA). HERANA is coordinated by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation in South Africa
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Luescher-Mamashela, M. The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenship : Hothouse or Training Ground? Cape Town : African Minds,c2011 9781920355678
主題 University of Nairobi.;University of Cape Town.;Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.;Universities and colleges -- Africa.;Democracy and education -- Africa
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