Regional higher education reform initiatives in Africa: a comparative analysis with the Bologna Process

Woldegiorgis ET, Jonck P, & Goujon A (2015). Regional higher education reform initiatives in Africa: a comparative analysis with the Bologna Process. International Journal of Higher Education 4 (1): 241-253. DOI:10.5430/ijhe.v4n1p241.

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Abstract

Europe's Bologna Process has been identified as a pioneering approach in regional cooperation with respect to the area of higher education. To address the challenges of African higher education, policymakers are recommending regional cooperation that uses the Bologna Process as a model. Based on these recommendations, the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2007 developed a strategic document on higher education harmonization. As higher education reforms are context-specific, the question arises as to how the policy of harmonization of higher education systems in Africa can be implemented in a way that fosters greater regional integration, taking into consideration the context of African higher education systems. This research, which is based mainly on a review of European and African official documents, focuses on the reform issues proposed by the AUC in the harmonization process and compares them with those of the Bologna Process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; regionalization; harmonization; Africa; Bologna Process
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Higher Education; 4(1):241-253 (February 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:36
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11522

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