Unequal Partners (häftad)
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1st ed. 2016
Palgrave Macmillan
Gregorian, Vartan (foreword)
5 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 170 p. 6 illus., 5 illus. in color.
234 x 156 x 11 mm
281 g
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Unequal Partners (häftad)

Unequal Partners

American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa

Häftad Engelska, 2016-09-21
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This book offers a nuanced analysis of a US-led foundation initiative of uncommon ambition, featuring seven foundations with a shared commitment to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. The book examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today. This study therefore assesses the shifting grounds on which higher education globally is positioned and the role of global philanthropy within these changing contexts. This is especially important in a moment where higher education is once again recognized as a driver of development and income growth, where knowledge economies requiring additional levels of education are displacing economies predicated on manufacturing, and in a context where higher education itself appears increasingly precarious and under dramatic pressures to adapt to new conditions.
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Fabrice Jaumont serves as Education Attache for the Embassy of France to the United States. He is also Program Officer for the FACE Foundation, an operating foundation, chartered by the State of New York and dedicated to nurturing French-American cultural exchange through innovative international projects in the arts and education. He holds a PhD in International Development Education from the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development at New York University, USA.


PART ONE: THE ECOLOGY OF U.S. FOUNDATIONS IN AFRICA Chapter 1: Century-Old Philanthropic Interests in Africa's Higher Education Chapter 2 - Educational Philanthropists and Higher Education Developers PART TWO: THE COMMONALITIES OF PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATIONS Chapter 3 - Foundations Come with Institutional Cultures Chapter 4 - When Foundations Work Together Chapter 5 - The Authority of Foundation Presidents PART THREE: FOUNDATIONS & THE QUESTION OF LEGITIMACY Chapter 6 - The Legitimacy of American Foundations Chapter 7 - The Discourse on Priorities among Donors Chapter 8 - Legitimacy in an Unequal Partnership Conclusion: Equal Participation and the Challenges of Higher Education Philanthropy