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Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

Socially Just Pedagogies, Capabilities and Quality in Higher Education

Global Perspectives

Editors: Walker, Melanie, Wilson-Strydom, Merridy (Eds.)

  • Focuses on innovative examples of pedagogic practice that confront inequality in higher education
  • Provides rich analysis of diverse higher education contexts from a variety of countriesSituates pedagogic practice within larger debates about the role of higher education in democratic societies
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About this book

This book explores the idea that teaching and learning – pedagogy – at universities is a crucial space for students’ formation as ethical graduates, equipped with knowledge, skills and values to contribute to more equal societies. We know that universities across the globe do not stand apart from social and educational inequalities at multiple levels; they have the potential to reproduce or reduce social inequalities and therefore towards transformative ends. This book suggests how this could be achieved both via policy and practice around the globe

About the authors

Melanie Walker is the South African Research Chair of Higher Education and Human Development at the University of the Free State, South Africa.  She is Vice-President of the Human Development and Capability Association and has published widely in the field of higher education, inequality and social change, with particular attention to well-being freedoms, agency for access, participation and success in higher education.
Merridy Wilson Strydom is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development (CRHED) at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Her work is focused on higher education and social justice, with a particular emphasis on access and equity at the undergraduate level, explored using mixed methodologies, including fine-grained student life narratives and participatory visual research. 

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“At a time when proving their ‘quality’ has become the overriding concern for higher education institutions around the world, Melanie Walker and Merridy Wilson–Strydom invite us to appreciate the under-recognised linkages between quality education and the pursuit of greater social justice in and through higher education. [This book] demonstrate[s] the possibilities and various manifestations of socially just pedagogies, grounding their argument in new theorising, empirical observations, or both. Highlighting the capabilities approach as an overall conceptual and ethical framework by which to evaluate both policy and practice, the book is a refreshing and much welcome addition to the literature on critical pedagogies in higher education.” (Carolin Kreber, Professor of Higher Education, The University of Edinburgh, UK, and Dean, School of Professional Studies, Cape Breton University)

“This book makes a compelling case for the human development perspective, and how this can be harnessed for teaching and learning for social justice. It provides well-reasoned theoretical perspectives, insightful research based analyses, and exciting examples of academics truly teaching from a strong values base. It combines an international gaze with fine-grained, highly contextualised reflections on how to teach differently.” (Professor Brenda Leibowitz, University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Thinking About the University Context and Socially Just Pedagogies

    Walker, Melanie (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

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  • Framing Pedagogic Justice

    Walker, Melanie

    Pages 23-44

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  • Sociological Knowledge and Transformation

    Jenkins, Celia (et al.)

    Pages 45-67

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  • Pedagogic Rights for Transformative Student Learning: What Do Lecturers Say and Do?

    Wilson-Strydom, Merridy

    Pages 69-88

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  • Participatory Parity and Emerging Technologies

    Bozalek, Vivienne

    Pages 89-107

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55785-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socially Just Pedagogies, Capabilities and Quality in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Melanie Walker
  • Merridy Wilson-Strydom
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55786-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55786-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55785-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 251
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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