Serving the Common Good

A Postcolonial African Perspective on Higher Education

by Kiluba Nkulu (Author)
©2005 Monographs XII, 170 Pages
Series: Society and Politics in Africa, Volume 15


Serving the Common Good combines critical analysis and interpretation of theory and practice for higher education in Africa and in the West. It demonstrates the current urgent need to articulate an educational ideal relevant to the cultural, economic, political, and social problems of the twenty-first century. Utilizing Julius K. Nyerere’s vision of education for the common good – a pragmatically balanced articulation of a postcolonial African perspective on higher education – Kiluba L. Nkulu emphasizes a human-centered approach to community and national development. Serving the Common Good offers a provocative and unique perspective on the state of higher education in Africa, and will be useful in courses on African Studies, Education and Society, Educational Foundations and Inquiry, Higher Education and Leadership, Political Economy, and Sociology.


XII, 170
ISBN (Hardcover)
Schwarzafrika Tertiärbereich Postkolonialismus
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XII, 170 pp.

Biographical notes

Kiluba Nkulu (Author)

The Author: Kiluba L. Nkulu is a scholar of tertiary education in Africa and the United States. He holds a Licence ès lettres from the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an M.A. in religious education from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in educational policy studies with an emphasis on higher education from the University of Kentucky. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he is the founder of Mchekiti, a non-profit, independent, Christian educational organization.


Title: Serving the Common Good