Kenyan public universities in the age of internationalization : challenges and prospects
- Iddah Aoko Otieno.
- Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
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- xvii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Otieno, Iddah Aoko, author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-127) and index.
- Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Figures List of Abbreviations Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Internationalization Framework and Dependency Theory Chapter Three: Mapping Internationalization at the University of Nairobi Chapter Four: Turning Points in the International Dimension Post-Independence Chapter Five: Rationales Driving Internationalization Chapter Six: Risks Associated with Internationalization Chapter Seven: Conclusion: Reflections on Interdependence in an Unequal World Appendix A: The University of Nairobi Academic Structure: Colleges / Faculties / Schools Appendix B: The University of Nairobi Organizational Structure Selected Bibliography Index About The Author.
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This book presents a comprehensive institutional level analysis of a single public institution of higher education in the Republic of Kenya using the case study method of investigation. It is the first case study to use both qualitative and quantitative research methodology to illuminate the experiences of Kenyan public universities with internationalization post-independence. Focusing on Kenya's oldest national public university-the University of Nairobi's experimentation with internationalization, Kenyan Public Universities in the Age of Internationalization is a first in the East African region. The book argues that attempts by institutions of higher education in Africa to engage in internationalization with the much more older and well established IHEs in the developed world has perpetuated the colonial legacy that has relegated these institutions to the position of the Other in the new international order. Several policy implications are offered on what it means to participate in internationalization from a marginal, peripheral position. The conventional assumption that political independence would bring to most African countries, and by extension their national public universities, a period of freedom from political, economic and cultural subjugation and exploitation by the more powerful world nations has proved elusive. This book is intended for a broad audience in the field of Comparative International Education. The mixed research methods used in this book will certainly appeal to instructors, students, and general readers interested in understanding the experiences of historically marginalized developing World institutions of higher education with internationalization.
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