Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibilities of Academics in Tanzania by Chachage Seithy L. ChachageAcademic Freedom and the Social Responsibilities of Academics in Tanzania by Chachage Seithy L. Chachage

Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibilities of Academics in Tanzania

EditorChachage Seithy L. Chachage

Paperback | December 29, 2008

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When the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Academics came up in the early 1990s, African higher-education systems were in a serious, multi-dimensional and long-standing crisis. Hand-in-hand with the imbalances and troubles that rocked and ruined African economies, the crisis in the academia was characterised by the collapse of infrastructures, inadequate teaching personnel and poor staff development and motivation. It was against this background that the questions of academic freedom and the responsibilities and autonomy of institutions of higher-learning were raised in the Dar es Salaam Declaration. In February 2005, the University of Dar es Salaam Staff Association (UDASA), in cooperation with CODESRIA, organised a workshop to bring together the staff associations of some public and private universities in Tanzania, in order to renew their commitment to the basic principles of the Dar es Salaam Declaration and its sister document - the Kampala Declaration on Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility. The workshop was also aimed at re-invigorating the social commitment of African intellectuals. The papers included in this volume reflect the depth and potentials of the debates that took place during the workshop. The volume is published in honour of Chachage Seithy L. Chachage, who was an active part of the workshop but unfortunately passed away in 2006. Chachage Seithy L. Chachage was a Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the University of Dar es Salaam Staff Association. He had published extensively on Sociology, and written many novels in Swahili language. Until his death on 9th July 2006, Professor Chachage was member of the Executive Committee of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), which he had served in several other capacities, including as Chair of its Scientific Committee.
Title:Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibilities of Academics in TanzaniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:December 29, 2008Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2869782438

ISBN - 13:9782869782433

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