Implications of theoretical perspectives for student affairs

SOURCE: University World News
OUTPUT TYPE: Newspaper article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.M.Luescher
KEYWORDS: GOVERNANCE, POLITICS, PROTESTS, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11729
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15786
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15786

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Abstract

Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure to correspond with Philip G Altbach on different aspects of his half-century of research into student activism. On a number of occasions, I would take him up on something he wrote repeatedly in the 1980s and 1990s. Namely, Altbach used to argue that "student activism is a highly complex and many-faceted phenomenon for which there is no overarching theoretical explanation".