African and the African American University: A Historical and Sociological Analysis

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This is a historical and sociological analysis of the African and African-American higher education system. Its central themes concern university structure, bureaucracy and transplantation. It also provides an analysis of all factors which have affected both African and African-American higher education through history. Contents: Preclassical Universities and their Influence; The Influence of the Fertile Crescent; Contributions of Western Asia and Egypt; The Curriculum of the Egyptian Higher Education System; ...

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Overview

This is a historical and sociological analysis of the African and African-American higher education system. Its central themes concern university structure, bureaucracy and transplantation. It also provides an analysis of all factors which have affected both African and African-American higher education through history. Contents: Preclassical Universities and their Influence; The Influence of the Fertile Crescent; Contributions of Western Asia and Egypt; The Curriculum of the Egyptian Higher Education System; European Universities; The Roots of the Modern African University; The Scientific Outlook of the Medieval University; African Universities; The University of Sankore; Interpretive Reflection; The Colonial African University 1946-1963; The First Colleges; The National University; The Addis-Ababa Conference; The Mission of the African University; The University in South Africa; The Influence of Apartheid; The African American University; The Origins of the African American University; African American Youth in Academia; Reflections on Training Institutions; The Role of Intellectuals; The Strategic Intellectual Planner.

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Editorial Reviews

George Henderson
Professor Sagini approaches African and African-American university education from a holistic perspective. He meticulously offers a world-culture view. And in doing so, Eastern and Western contributions to racism in higher education come into sharper focus. Of special merit is his analysis of factors that have impeded and facilitated the growth of historically black colleges and universities in the United States. Scholars in the academic fields of education and the social sciences as well as those in the humanities will find this volume a valuable reference source. Indeed, it provides insight and provokes discussion of blacks in higher education.
Howard Hickey
Professor Sagini has attempted what, on the surface, appears to be unattainable—a systematic, in-depth, and comprehensive analysis of all the factors which have affected both African and African-American higher education throughout history. And yet for the scholar prepared to read it thoroughly, the reward is a deeply satisfying journey through time, culture, and oftentimes opposing points of view of not only what happened, but how it happened...
D. Chongo Mundende
This is an overdue synthesis on the contributions and foundations of the African and African-American education systems to global educational systems and civilization...should make interesting reading for students of comparative educational systems...This work is for anyone interested in understanding the rich heritage and rightful place of African and African-American education.
Jid Kamoche
Sagini's work will prove useful to scholars of African and African-American education and will be of particular interest and value to scholars of history of education in Africa and in the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761801757
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/14/1996
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Meshack M. Sagini is Assistant Professor of Education and Social Sciences at Langston University in Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Table and Figures
Preface
Ch. 1 The Influence of the Fertile Crescent Near East, Middle East, or the East 3
Ch. 2 Contributions of Western Asia and Egypt 11
Ch. 3 The Curriculum of the Egyptian Higher Education System 29
Ch. 4 The Roots of the Modern African University 41
Ch. 5 The Scientific Outlook of the Medieval University 61
Ch. 6 The University of Sankore 75
Ch. 7 Interpretive Reflection 93
Ch. 8 The First Colleges 105
Ch. 9 The national university 129
Ch. 10 The Mission of the African University 147
Ch. 11 The influence of apartheid 159
Ch. 12 The Origins of the African American University 185
Ch. 13 Reflections on training institutions 219
Ch. 14 The Strategic Intellectual Planner 239
Conclusion 255
Selected References 265
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