Disability Policy Representation in African Higher Education Research

Implications for Disability Policy Framing in African Higher Education

Authors

  • Fadzayi Marcia Maruza University of Western Cape
  • Patricio Langa University of Western Cape
  • Geri Augusto Brown University
  • Nelson Nkhoma University of Western Cape

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iFall.1224

Keywords:

Disability, Higher Education, Policy, Framing

Abstract

This paper sets out to critically explore the way disability policies are framed in African higher education. Presented in this paper is a review of published studies that detail the dominant framing perspectives that have influenced disability policies in African Higher Education (HE). Review of literature was done using the Yair Levy and Timothy J. Ellis (2006) systems approach to conducting an effective literature review. The paper has three sections and these include (a) an introduction (b) dominant policy framing perspectives (c) and a discussion on exploring possibilities for an expansive disability policy framing for Higher Education in Africa.This paper argues for nuanced ways to expand our understanding of the current and emerging issues pertaining to the study of policies on disability in the field of HE in Africa.

 

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Author Biographies

Patricio Langa, University of Western Cape

Department: Faculty of Education

Title: Proffessor 

Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Sociology and Education,major in Higher Education Studies

Email:planga@uwc.ac.za

Phone No+27763451133

 

Geri Augusto, Brown University

Department: Brown Centre for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Rank:Faculty Associate

Quallification: Doctor of Education( Ed.D) in Human and Organisational Learning

 

Nelson Nkhoma, University of Western Cape

Department: Faculty of Education

                        Doctoral Pragramme in Higher Education Studies

Rank: Post Doc Research Fellow

Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy(PhD), Organisational Leadership Policy and Development (International Development Education)

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2020-09-19

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Maruza, F. M., Langa, P., Augusto, G., & Nkhoma, N. (2020). Disability Policy Representation in African Higher Education Research: Implications for Disability Policy Framing in African Higher Education. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 12(Fall), 169–187. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v12iFall.1224

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