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Title:Academic Freedom, the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education and the Social Responsibility of Academics
Author:Kanywanyi, Josaphat L.
Periodical:Journal of Higher Education in Africa (ISSN 0851-7762)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:academic freedom
higher education
Education and Oral Traditions
Labor and Employment
College teachers
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24486260
Abstract:This paper critically examines the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Academics (1990), in view of arousing interest in and stimulating discussion on the provisions of the declaration. It argues that for the declaration to serve its purpose, it needs to do more than generate an African debate on academic freedom and social responsibility of intellectuals generally, and on the use of a legal format in crystallizing democratic political perspectives in particular. The paper stresses the need for more concrete action by scholars in the interest of academic freedom and social responsibility of academics, if they are to be taken seriously. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]