Can local knowledge make the difference? Rethinking university's community engagement and prospect for sustainable development

Mbah, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4199-0819, 2018. Can local knowledge make the difference? Rethinking university's community engagement and prospect for sustainable development. Journal of Environmental Education. ISSN 0095-8964

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Abstract

Against the backdrop of Africa's quest for development, there have been emerging demands for its universities to do more in contributing to development drives beyond their immediate sphere of operation. Drawing on an instrumental case study within an African community, this paper heartens a reconsideration of African universities' community engagement as a catalyst for sustainable development. It ascertains that it would be beneficial to the university and its mission to foster sustainable development when local voices are assimilated within its knowledge creation, diffusion and societal engagement objectives. Whilst this has the potential to instigate the university's engagement to address local and regional concerns and promote relevant development, this would be predicated on targeted collaborative engagement frameworks, underpinned by mutual trust.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Education
Creators: Mbah, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 14 May 2018
ISSN: 0095-8964
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/00958964.2018.1462136UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Apr 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33325

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