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Leadership, Equity, and Social Justice in American Higher Education

A Reader


Edited By C.P. Gause

Never before have leadership, equity, and social justice been more important and/or critical to the mission of public universities and institutions of higher education. The twenty-first century has ushered in a period of instantaneous feedback, including live newsfeeds, reviews of goods and services, and online streaming events, as well as experiences. Anyone with a smartphone has access to millions of individuals with whom to report his/her affirmation and/or dissatisfaction with individuals, products, or services. Colleges and universities have not been immune to this current climate. The purpose of this volume is to "critique" the current state of American higher education through the lenses of critical theory and critical pedagogy. This volume seeks to impact higher education preparation programs by filling the void in the literature from voices in the field. The contributing authors are a diverse array of scholars and practitioners who are committed to moral and shared leadership, equity and access, and social justice.

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Names: Gause, C. P. Title: Leadership, equity, and social justice in American higher education: a reader / edited by C.P. Gause. Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Series: Higher ed: questions about the purpose(s) of colleges and universities; vol. 23 Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017001536 | ISBN 978-1-4331-2669-7 (hardcover: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-2668-0 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4002-0 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-4003-7 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4004-4 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Universities and colleges—United States—Administration. Education, Higher—United States—Administration. | Educational leadership—United States. Educational equalization—United States. | Social justice. Classification: LCC LB2341 .L2657 2017 | DDC 378.73—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b11323

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