ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF THE UNIVERSITY SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ON THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT  OF TEACHERS IN CAMEROON: CASE STUDY: UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE I Cover Image

ANALYSE DE L’IMPACT DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT SOCIAL UNIVERSITAIRE SUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA CARRIÈRE DES ENSEIGNANTS AU CAMEROUN: Cas de l’Université de Yaoundé I
ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF THE UNIVERSITY SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ON THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS IN CAMEROON: CASE STUDY: UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE I

Author(s): Evelyne Amana
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Education, Sociology, Higher Education , Social development, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: EDITURA BELADI
Keywords: career; teachers at the tertiary education level; social environment; developmental niche;

Summary/Abstract: This article tackles the issue of career profile with teachers at the tertiary education level in Cameroon. Whatever the discipline, the mission of the University can be summarized in: teaching, research, scientific progress and support to development. The first three aspects of the missions are often visible because lecturers do teach matters within their specialization and do research in the areas of their competence. As regards the last aspect mentioned (development), there seems to stand a problem, hence a serious question: Is the social environment conducive to such a mission? Is this mission not overshadowed by the first two (teaching and research)? How is this specific mission to be more visible for all lecturers in order to contribute to the emergence of Cameroon in 2035? With regard to researchers in Psychology, it is necessary that they stick to their area of specialization. The aim of current study is to show how the passage from one level of grade to the next follows a maturating progress but remains under the influence its “developmental niche” (Dasen, 2007). This study is grounded in the socio-cultural theory of Vygotsky (1978)), a theory that emphasizes the role of the social environment of the lecturer in the development of his career.

  • Issue Year: XI/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 26-37
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French