Title

African Higher Education and Altbach’s Influence

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Originally Published In

In A. Maldonado-Maldonado, & R. M. Bassett (Eds.), The Forefront of International Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach

Volume Number

42

Page Numbers

173-181

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.