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dc.contributor.authorOtieno, W.
dc.contributor.authorMunene, I. I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T15:42:17Z
dc.date.available2014-01-30T15:42:17Z
dc.date.issued2008-04
dc.identifier.citationHigher Education. April 2008, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 461-479en_US
dc.identifier.issn1573-174X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8895
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.1007/s10734-007-9067-3en_US
dc.description.abstractReform in higher education financing in Kenya has been occasioned by both endogenous and exogenous variables. Internal pressures of a declining economy, rapid demographic growth and increased inter-and intra-sectoral competition for scare financial resources, couple with external neo-liberal doctrine championed by global donors like the World Bank have resulted in a new market-competitive policy of financing higher education. This paper analyzes the equity and risk effects of the new policy for the main stakeholders, namely students, academics and institutions themselves. The paper contends that the policy shift has had a significant effect on equity just as it has introduced universities to risks through engagement in academic capitalism with its emphasis on marketization of university programs and services. The paper concludes with suggestions on some policy options that could help to mitigate the negative consequences of this new policy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US
dc.subjectEquityen_US
dc.subjectHigher education financeen_US
dc.subjectHigher education policyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectMarket-competitive policyen_US
dc.titleChanging the Course: Equity Effects and Institutional Risk Amid Policy Shift in Higher Education Financing in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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