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Internationalisation of Higher Education and National Development: The Case of Zimbabwe

McGrath, Simon; Thondhlana, Juliet; Garwe, Evelyn

Authors

Simon McGrath

Juliet Thondhlana

Evelyn Garwe



Abstract

The discourse of the internationalisation of higher education continues to grow in influence. Whilst the bulk of the IHE literature has been Northern-focused and dominated, there was an African strand a decade or so ago that has sought to understand what the discourse means in African contexts, shaped profoundly as they have been by colonialism. This debate is ripe for revisiting given the very different context of the post-2015 period and a return to debates about the decolonisation of African higher education. Through an exploration of the case of Zimbabwe, we question of whether IHE discourses and practices can be placed at the service of development alternatives in spite of their Northern neoliberal roots and whether, therefore, there may be a new notion emerging of a development university that is grounded both in local and global contexts.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 5, 2019
Journal Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Print ISSN 0305-7925
Electronic ISSN 1469-3623
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-20
APA6 Citation McGrath, S., Thondhlana, J., & Garwe, E. (2019). Internationalisation of Higher Education and National Development: The Case of Zimbabwe. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1684241
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1684241
Keywords Education
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057925.2019.1684241
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Compare on 05.11.2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/03057925.2019.1684241
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