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Title:Catholic higher education in Africa for the 21st century: proceedings of a conference held in May 2008 at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi-Kenya
Editor:Ntedika Mvumbi, FredericISNI
City of publisher:Nairobi
Publisher:CUEA Press
ISBN:9966836497; 9789966836496
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:higher education
Catholic Church
educational quality
access to education
educational management
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The papers in this volume were presented at the conference on 'Catholic higher education for the 21st century' in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2008. After the keynote address by John Lukwata, the papers are organized in five sections: 1. The relevance of Catholic higher education, 2. Quality education and training, 3. Access to education, 4. Management of higher education institutions, and 5. Access and delivery of academic information. Contributions in section 1: The contribution of Catholic higher education to evangelization and development of Africa: the case of Uganda (Joseph Kato); The Abyssinian Church and educational prospects for the 21st century: a case study of the Eritrean Catholic Church (Amanuel Teklemariam); Catholic identity in the provision of higher education in Africa (Richard Rwiza); Catholic universities stimulating industrialisation: thoughts and experiences for Africa (Vincent G. Gaitho); Access to scientific information in higher education in AMECEA region: the critical role of information literature (Joseph Kavulya); Business students' perception of service quality in Kenyan private and public universities (Sarah Kimani). Section 2: Catholic identity (Juvenalis Baitu); Evolution of Catholic education in the light of Patristic education theory and praxis (Clement Majawa); Revisiting the principles of dialogue for comprehensive quality assurance in African universities (Frederic N. Mvumbi); Towards a knowledge based society: ICT policies and strategies in Catholic higher education in Africa (Cyrus Makori Abanti & Nelson Karani). Section 3: Education for all: access to higher education among the rural poor in Kenya (Benson Nason Vundi); Catholic higher education with a capital 'C': student formation in a tradition (Brooke Burris Isingoma). Section 4: The philosophy of the management of a Catholic university (David Lutz); Revenue diversification in Catholic higher education in Africa: the case of Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Lydia Mbuthia); Academic publishing in higher education in Africa for the 21st century (Jane Onsongo). Section 5: Behavioural assessment of class participation among business students at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (William Kinai); Web 2.0 and e-learning: the virtual classroom (Francis Thuo Kamau); Where do we go from here? (Frederic N. Mvumbi). [ASC Leiden abstract]