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Educators and leaders urgently need scholarship that draws critical attention to educational inequities across the world. By foregrounding innovative research approaches, Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education focuses on understanding and counteracting existing inequities. This compelling book will be useful to all those who wish to be part of that effort. -- Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, University of Minnesota
Ana M. Martinez-Aleman is a professor of education and the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education at Boston College. She is the author of Accountability, Pragmatic Aims, and the American University and the coauthor of Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture. Brian Pusser is an associate professor of education at the University of Virginia and an affiliate of the Center for Urban Education. He is the coeditor of Universities and the Public Sphere: Knowledge Creation and State Building in the Era of Globalization. Estela Mara Bensimon is a professor of higher education and the co-director of the Center for Urban Education. She is the coeditor of Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice and the coauthor of Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe and Redesigning Collegiate Leadership: Teams and Teamwork in Higher Education.
Studies authored by a solid array of seasoned scholars, newly minted doctorates, and doctoral students in the field from major institutions across the country... Most useful to institutions that host graduate programs in education to maintain research-level collections in the field. * Choice * At the heart of the book is the idea that linking critical theories, models, and methodologies with a self-aware critical version is essential to social action in higher education. * Canadian Journal of Higher Education * This book is a gem with a delicate vision to motivate scholars and teachers alike to engage in the noble--yet difficult--task of effecting change, especially the kind of transformation that advocates justice and nutures equity in higher education. * Reflective Teaching * This book is both comprehensive in nature and seminal in content. * The Review of Higher Education *