Can a 'child raise a village'? : a case study of South Africa's Community and Individual Development Association (CIDA) City Campus

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dc.contributor.advisor Liebenberg, Linda
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa
dc.creator Keen, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.other LA1538 K44 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22161
dc.description 310 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 276-301).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an exploratory study of the Community and Individual Development Association (CIDA) City Campus: the first 'virtually free' university in South Africa. Considered a potential solution to the crisis in tertiary education in South Africa, it provides an accredited BBA degree to economically disadvantaged students. Situated against a literature review that traces the emergence of 'hybrid' organizations and management approaches which challenge the public/private distinction, findings of a mixed-mode survey of 2004-2006 graduates suggest that CIDA not only fulfills an 'access role', but also supports students in ways necessary for them to proceed through their degree. Whilst indicating the strengths of the CIDA model, including employment outcomes, graduates also signal areas for improvement. Importantly, the study also explores the 'externalities' of a CIDA degree. Findings demonstrate graduate support of extended families as well as a large commitment to community-based initiatives in areas such as youth resilience and education.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LA1538
dc.subject.lcsh Community and Individual Development Association City Campus -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Public-private sector cooperation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Privatization in education -- South Africa
dc.title Can a 'child raise a village'? : a case study of South Africa's Community and Individual Development Association (CIDA) City Campus
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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