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Serving the Common Good

A Postcolonial African Perspective on Higher Education


Kiluba Nkulu

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.