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Extending the progressive tradition to poor countries: The role of universities and colleges

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dc.contributor.author Gathuo, Shiko
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-10T16:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-10T16:35:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Gathuo, S. (2016). Extending the progressive tradition to poor countries: The role of universities and colleges. HLRC. Higher Learning Research Communications, 6(2). DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v6i2.296 spa
dc.identifier.issn 21576254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5743
dc.description.abstract American universities and colleges have always been a bastion of liberalism and progressive thought. Historically, the academic community has supported social justice issues, given a voice to the poor, minorities and the disadvantaged, and brought to light subjects that are considered taboo elsewhere. Indeed, many social movements have either started in American universities or been energized by the actions of university students and faculty, and often with the support of university administrations. Yet, when it comes to dealing with global issues that affect poor nations, universities have not always acted as change agents. In some cases, universities have to been passive onlookers or been complacent in participating in maintaining the status quo. This essay discusses the external environmental challenges and the internal constraints that universities and colleges must grapple with in their efforts to play in the global sphere. Further, it espouses ways in which universities might contribute to the global common good through their actions externally, particularly with regard to public policy, and internally within their campuses. A particular emphasis is given to Africa. spa
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dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/ *
dc.subject.other Social movements spa
dc.subject.other Social activism spa
dc.title Extending the progressive tradition to poor countries: The role of universities and colleges spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2016) spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.18870/hlrc.v6i2.296
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco social spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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