For me, a really important part of scholarship is sharing, and so I wanted to share items I'm currently reading and really excited about. The semester is in full-swing and my mind is focused on organizing our department's 10th Annual Public Anthropology Conference, getting ready for my second comp, and writing grant proposals for pre-dissertation … Continue reading September reading list, so far.
Today the Huffington Post is reporting that universities are profiting off of Sallie Mae, a large student loan provider, through direct endowment investments. As horrible as this is, its not news that universities profit from their students massive debt. A few months ago I published a paper on how the University of California uses student … Continue reading Universities profit off of student loans: unfortunately not new news
Cross-posting some highlights from a May 8th article in AllAfrica: Accra - Ghana — Ghana's Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States. Exposure to the rudiments of the course may influence some young … Continue reading Call for entrepreneurship courses in ECOWAS unis
“It was not an educational system designed to give young people confidence and pride as members of African societies, but one which sought to instill a sense of deference towards all that was European and capitalist….. the racism and cultural boastfulness harbored by capitalism were also included in the package of colonial education. Colonial schooling … Continue reading Education as Underdevelopment
Education with a capital E is not enough to spur "development" and "growth." Institutions ought to closely scrutinize their curriculum to ensure it includes ways to spur creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership.