Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education: The Legacy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program


Terance W. Bigalke and Mary S. Zurbuchen (eds.)

International & Development Education


New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Available From: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-137-36649-8
Binding: hardcover
Pages: 264


This book examines how the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, the world's largest private fellowship program in higher education, has succeeded in fostering social justice leadership over the past ten years. Top scholars from Asia Pacific, Latin America, the US, Africa, and Europe inquire into the program's development, implementation, and outcomes in their regions. They analyze the program's background, its effects on institutions, its effects on students' learning environments, and how well changes toward social justice worked. Through in-depth studies of leadership, diversity, social inclusion, and social justice in regional context, this book provides a wealth of comparative information on social justice in higher education worldwide.


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Introduction: Breaking New Ground, Opening New Pathways

Part I. International Fellowships Program (IFP) in Comparative Perspective

Part II. Restructuring Higher Education Systems for Inclusion

Part III. Diversity and Enrichment of the Learning Environment

Part IV. IFP, Social Justice Perspectives, and Institutional Experiences

Conclusion: The Wisdom of Audacity in Purpose, Scope, and Scale