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Critical Issues in Higher Education for the Public Good offers new evidence and insights into the complexities of higher education and the public good. This unique collection of award winning authors discusses what is needed in order to actualize higher education for the public good, where "higher education" and "the public" are inclusive of multiple constituencies. Issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, urban environments, and systemic oppression are addressed, along with teaching and learning, study abroad, affirmative action and community-university engagement.
This book represents an ongoing commitment to bring new scholarly voices into a public discussion about the relationship that exists between higher education and American society. In organizing the writing project that is reflected in these chapters, we sought to provide original empirical evidence regarding the myriad benefits between higher education and society situated within a contemporary context. The degree to which this goal has been met is a reflection of the insight, scholarship and creativity of the authors represented in these chapters. We all owe them a debt of thanks for what they have brought to their work and for their career-long commitment to higher education for the public good. It has resulted in a book that has local, state and national implications for educational practice, policy and the public; furthermore, this is a book that breaks down old frameworks that needed to be challenged, replacing them with new ideas to be explored and debated.
Kennesaw State University Press
higher education, public good, qualitative, quantitative, historical
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Higher Education | University Extension
Pasque, Penny A. Ed.; Bowman, Nicholas A. Ed.; and Martinez, Magdalena Ed., "Critical Issues in Higher Education for the Public Good: Qualitative, Quantitative & Historical Research Perspectives" (2009). KSU Press Legacy Project. 2.