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Palgrave Macmillan

Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education

The Legacy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program

ISBN 9781137366498
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International and Development Education

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.

Terance W. Bigalke is Director of the Education Program at the East-West Center, USA.
Mary S. Zurbuchen is Director for the Asia and Russia Programs at the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, USA.

Introduction; Mary S. Zurbuchen
1. Social Inclusion in International Higher Education and Leadership for Social Justice: The Approach and Achievements of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP); Joan Dassin, Jürgen Enders, Andrea Kottman
2. IFP from a Comparative International Development Perspective; R.E.V.M. (Beer) Schröder
3. The Role of Placement Partners in a Global Fellowship Program; Yolande Zahler and Cilou Bertin
4. Creating University Partnerships as Pathways for Student Achievement; Kim Small, Mireia Gali Reyes, and Jorg de Vette
5. Transformative Policies for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Chile; Rosa Devés and Maribel Mora-Curriao
6. IFP Impact on International Student and Scholar Services at The University of Texas at Austin; Teri Albrecht
7. The Impact of Indigenous Students in a Mexican University; Sylvia Schmelkes
8. IFP Fellows and the Dynamics of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; Kim Small
9. Forging an International Network of Gender and Development Practitioners: IFP Students at the Asian Institute of Technology; Kyoko Kusakaben
10. A Decade of IFP Fellows in International Development Studies; Paul Jackson
11. Overcoming Barriers of Marginalization: Programs in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University; Laurence R. Simon
12. Educating for Social Change: Challenges and Innovations; William F. Fisher
13. IFP and Social Justice Initiatives in South African Universities; Louise Africa
Conclusion; Terance W. Bigalke

Louise Africa, Africa-America Institute, South Africa
Teri Albrecht, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Cilou Bertin, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, USA
Joan Dassin, International Fellowships Fund, Inc., USA
Rosa Devés, University of Chile, Chile
Jorg de Vette, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Jürgen Enders, University of Southampton, UK
William F. Fisher, Clark University, USA
Mireia Gali-Reyes, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Paul Jackson, University of Birmingham, UK
Andrea Kottman, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Maribel Mora-Curriao, Universidad de Santiago, Chile
Sylvia Schmelkes, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
R.E.V.M.(Beer)Schröder , Nuffic, The Netherlands
Laurence R. Simon, Brandeis University, USA
Kim Small, East-West Center, USA
Yolande Zahler, Institute of International Education, USA


"The International Fellowships Program had a bold vision: to advance social justice around the world by investing in higher education for future leaders. By selecting for social commitment rather than mere academic excellence, it opened up new possibilities for individuals to make a difference in their communities. The essays in this volume are written by practitioners who worked out this vision. Their stories show how institutional choices can make a difference in advancing social justice for all." - Keith Clemenger, Vice President, GreenPoint Group
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