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Author George, Subotzky
Title Differentiation and Articulation in Tertiary Education Systems : A Study of Twelve Countries
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2008
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Series Africa Human Development Series, No. 145 ; v.No. 145
Africa Human Development Series, No. 145
Note Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Executive Summary -- PART I Comparative Analysisand Conclusions -- CHAPTER 1 Higher Education Differentiationand Articulation in Context -- Objectives of the Study -- How the Study Was Conducted -- The Ideas and Issues -- Framework of Analysis -- CHAPTER 2 Differentiation and Articulationin Sub-Saharan Africa -- Observations from the Literature -- Nature of Differentiation -- CHAPTER 3 Drivers and Inhibitors of Differentiation and Articulation -- Drivers of Differentiation -- Inhibitors of Differentiation -- Drivers and Inhibitors of Articulation -- Summary -- CHAPTER 4 Differentiation and Articulation: Policies and Practices from Other Regions -- Historical Reference Points: United Kingdom and France -- Chile -- Korea -- Singapore -- The Bologna Process -- CHAPTER 5 Towards Policy Options forImproved Tertiary Education -- Perspectives and Interpretations -- Points for Policy Consideration -- Topics for Future Research -- PART II Country Case Studies -- CHAPTER 6 Cameroon -- Background -- The Higher Education Sector -- CHAPTER 7 Ghana -- Background -- The Higher Education Sector -- Relationship between Universities and Polytechnics -- CHAPTER 8 Kenya -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Differentiation between Universities and National Polytechnics -- Articulation between/among Universities and National Polytechnics -- Conclusions and Challenges -- CHAPTER 9 Malawi -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Systemic Characteristics: Governance, Regulation, and Funding -- Articulation and Interface between Universities and Polytechnics -- Conclusions and Main Challenges -- CHAPTER 10 Mozambique -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Systemic Characteristics
Articulation and Interface between the University and Polytechnic Sectors -- Conclusion: Principal Challenges and Concerns -- CHAPTER 11 Nigeria -- Background -- The Higher Education Sector -- Relationship between Universities and Polytechnics -- CHAPTER 12 Rwanda -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Differentiation and Articulation -- Main Challenges and Conclusions -- CHAPTER 13 Senegal -- Background -- The Higher Education Sector -- Articulation and Mobility -- CHAPTER 14 South Africa -- Background -- The Higher Education System in South Africa -- On-going Debates around Differentiation and Articulation -- Conclusion: Key Challenges -- CHAPTER 15 Tanzania -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Differentiation between Universities and Polytechnic-type Institutions -- Articulation between Similar/Different Types of Institutions -- Main Challenges and Conclusions -- CHAPTER 16 Uganda -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Differentiation between Universities and the Polytechnic -- Articulation among Similar/Different Types of Institutions -- Conclusions and Challenges -- CHAPTER 17 Zambia -- Background -- The Higher Education System -- Articulation and Interface between the University and Polytechnic Sectors -- Conclusions -- Appendixes -- APPENDIX A Research Methodology -- APPENDIX B Selected Annotated Bibliography -- References -- LIST OF TABLES -- Table 1. Dimensions of Differentiation among Types of Higher Education Institutions -- Table 2. Dimensions of Articulation among Types of Higher Education Institutions -- Table 3. Differentiation Profiles for Selected African Tertiary Systems -- Table 4. Classification of Tertiary Education Systems in Selected Countries -- Table 5. Structure of Tertiary Degrees Awarded in Anglophone and FrancophoneTertiary Systems
Table 6. Summary of Articulation Indicators for Selected Tertiary Education Systems -- LIST OF FIGURES -- Figure 1.1. Distribution of Student Population by Type of Institution (1996, Headcount) -- LIST OF BOXES -- Box 1: Tertiary System Differentiation in Cameroon -- Box 2: Weak Articulation in Ghana's Tertiary Education System -- Box 3: Horizontal Differentiation in Tanzania -- Box 4: Explicit Differentiation Policy in Mozambique -- Box 5: The Higher Institutes for Technology Studies in Tunisia -- Box 6: System Articulation in Senegal
This title explores an area of tertiary education that is currently understudied; this is the extent and nature of differentiation and articulation in African tertiary education systems. The overall finding is that the binary system is dominant, characterised by universities and polytechnics as distinct types of institutions. Differentiation is clearly evident in Africa. However, though varied in nature and extent, the differentiation is mostly horizontal as opposed to vertical. Articulation, on the other hand, seems to be in its infancy as some universities, in their admission requirements, do not recognise polytechnic qualifications, and mobility between similar institution types is rare. While national policy, market forces, institutional reforms, industry, and regional initiatives drive differentiation, resource constraints, isomorphism, governance and funding structures, and the absence of size and shape debates act as inhibitors. Demand for access appears the only driver for articulation while national policies, internal governance structures, and industry/labour market inhibit its growth.The study concludes that knowledge of both differentiation and articulation in African tertiary systems is still scanty. Therefore, this exploratory study should lead to more work aimed at anchoring differentiation and articulation within national tertiary education systems
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Link Print version: George, Subotzky Differentiation and Articulation in Tertiary Education Systems : A Study of Twelve Countries Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2008 9780821375464
Subject Articulation (Education) -- Africa.;Education, Higher -- Africa
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Alt Author Ng'ethe, Njuguna
Afeti, George
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