Importance of context. People from South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana all felt strongly about this issue. namely, that it doesn’t work when course and programmes are ‘transplanted’ from developed countries and nor does it work between developing countries. A good example being the ‘trade’ in MBA between USA/Australia and South Africa. Currently, all such programmes are suspended but many millions have already been spent! Indeed, there was much anger surounding this ‘colonialisation’ of education and the view it propagates that i
indiginous’ education is in some way of less value that those of the western world. This is a viscous cyle, gain quailification with a foreign University and leave the country!
Thinking back to my days as a Geographer, this inappropriate export of technology (tractors without spares and the skills to repair, etc) is well recognised. Depressing that we still haven’t understood context in relation to education!