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Title:One world, many knowledges: regional experiences and cross-regional links in higher education
Editors:Vale, PeterISNI
Halvorsen, Tor
Year:2012
Pages:303
Language:English
City:Stellenbosch
Publisher:African Minds Publishers
ISBN:0620557893; 9780620557894; 9780620557870; 9780620557887
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
Scandinavia
Subjects:higher education
educational cooperation
educational policy
cultural heritage
students
disabled
Abstract:Various forms of academic co-operation criss-cross the modern university system in a bewildering number of ways, from the open exchange of ideas and knowledge, to the sharing of research results, and frank discussions about research challenges. Embedded in these scholarly networks is the question of whether a 'global template' for the management of both higher education and national research organisations is necessary, and if so, must institutions slavishly follow the high-flown language of the global 'knowledge society' or risk falling behind in the ubiquitous university ranking system? Or are there alternatives that can achieve a better, more 'ethically inclined' world? Basing their observations on their own experiences, seasoned scholars and new voices from southern Africa and the Nordic region offer critical perspectives on issues of inter- and cross-regional academic co-operation. Several of the chapters also touch on the evolution of the higher education sector in the two regions. Chapters: Introduction: why this book, and what it's about (Tor Halvorsen and Peter Vale); 1 The Southern African-Nordic Centre: from conception to realisation (Stanley GM Ridge); 2 Drivers and challenges in the internationalisation of higher education and research: the case of the Southern African-Nordic Centre (Anne Sørensen); 3 Changes in higher education policy and the Nordic model (Risto Rinne); 4 University transformation: a crisis for the social sciences and the humanities (Tor Halvorsen); 5 Redressing apartheid's legacy of social exclusion: social equity, redress and admission to higher education in South Africa (Saleem Badat); 6 The struggle, global challenges and international strategies in the University of Fort Hare's music department (Bernhard Bleibinger); 7 The migration of African students to South Africa: motivations, integration and prospects for return (Gabriel Tati); 8 The experiences of deaf students at a South African university (Lucas Magongwa); 9 Tradition and modernity: the inclusion and exclusion of traditional voices and other actors in archaeological heritage management in Mozambique and Zimbabwe (Albino Jopela, Ancila Nhamo and Seke Katsamudanga); 10 Steering from a distance: improving access to higher education in South Africa via the funding formula (Pieter le Roux and Mignonne Breier); 11 Cultural heritage and social context: research and management in Mozambique (Anne Bang and Tore Sætersdal); 12 Academic co-operation in a bipolar world: where does SANORD fit in? (Tor Halvorsen); 13 Whatever happened to imagination? (Peter Vale). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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