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Becoming an African University: Makerere 1922-2000

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations      /vii
Acknowledgments      /xiii
Preface      /xv
Prologue: Makerere and the Idea of an "African University"      /1

Part I: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of Makerere      /7

Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Higher Education for East Africans      /9
Chapter 2: Becoming a University College      /19
Chapter 3: The Glory Years of Makerere University College: The 1950s and 1960s      /39
Chapter 4: Makerere University College and the University of East Africa (1963-70)      /57
Chapter 5: Research, Curriculum, and Teaching in the 1960s      /79
Chapter 6: Decline and Persistence (1970-86)      /105
Chapter 7: From Ivory Tower to Lighthouse: Makerere as a National University (1986-2000)      /127

Part II: Five Case Studies      /149

Chapter 8: The Medical School      /151
Chapter 9: Art and the "Educated Man"      /175
Chapter 10: Cultivating the Faculty of Agriculture      /197
Chapter 11: Libraries and Librarianship      /213
Chapter 12: "Very Small... Very Mighty": Women and the Rise of Women and Gender Studies      /225

Part III: Three Themes      /241

Chapter 13: Relationships with Governments      /243
Chapter 14: Staff Development      /269
Chapter 15: Beyond the Ivory Tower--Three Examples      /297

Epilogue: Toward an Afrocentric Gold Standard      /315
Appendices      /321
Appendix 1--Uganda: A Selective Chronology      /323
Appendix 2--Makerere: A Selective Chronology      /331
Interview Subjects      /343
Bibliography      /347
Index      /391