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Fowler, Stuart; Mutua, Isaac N. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Africa is commonly seen as a continent of rampant political corruption, poverty, violence, and ethnic conflicts rising at times to genocide. There is some truth in this view although the real picture is diverse, with the situation varying considerably from country to country. However, the more important question seldom asked is: What are the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Influences, Foreign Countries, Death
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Starcher, Richard L.; Stick, Sheldon L. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This study juxtaposes the graduate profile of Africans holding a theological doctorate against faculty traits desired by institutional leaders and the actual work done by faculty members in African theological colleges. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with nine participants currently working in African theological colleges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Theological Education, Graduates
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Starcher, Richard L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
Over the years, thousands of students have left Africa to pursue theological doctorates in Christian institutions of higher learning around the world. The study reported in this paper endeavored to understand their experiences and articulate their needs and aspirations. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 23 African students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory