The scholarship of university-community engagement : interrogating Boyer's model

Show simple item record Mtawa, Ntimi N. Fongwa, Samuel N. Wangenge-Ouma, Gerald 2016-05-05T13:54:15Z 2016-07
dc.description.abstract Albeit with different conceptualisations, the engagement between universities and external communi- ties continues to gain significant currency. While the emphasis has been on more socio-economic relevance in a period of significant financial constraints and a changing clientele, a more significant area of engagement has been on promoting the scholarship of engagement towards regional/local development. The praxis and outcomes of community engagement continues to be surrounded by strong debate on issue such as its impact on the core functions of the university, teaching and research. This article sheds light on the community engagement practices from a case-study university in Africa. Using Ernest Boyer’s proposed scholarship of engagement model as a framework, findings provide evidence that, different contextual specificities affect the way university-community engagement practices evolve. The methodology involved an analysis of primary and secondary data collected through interviews with policy and academic staff. The article concludes with an argument that the success of university-community engagement in fostering social and economic development significantly relates to how much the practices of engagement is foregrounded in the universities’ core policy and practice. But also on how much academic scholarship draws on engagement activities. The challenge lies in ensuring this balance. en_ZA
dc.description.department Education Management and Policy Studies en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-07-31
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Norwegian Research Development Agency, NORAD. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mtawa, NN, Fongwa, SN & Wangenge-Ouma, G 2016, 'The scholarship of university-community engagement : interrogating Boyer's model', International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 49, pp. 126-133. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0738-0593 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-4871 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.01.007
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Educational Development. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Educational Development, vol. 49, pp. 126-133, 2016. doi : 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2016.01.007. en_ZA
dc.subject Community engagement en_ZA
dc.subject Core functions en_ZA
dc.subject Ernest Boyer en_ZA
dc.subject Scholarship of engagement en_ZA
dc.subject Universities en_ZA
dc.subject Region/local development en_ZA
dc.title The scholarship of university-community engagement : interrogating Boyer's model en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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