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American Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good, ISBN-13: 978-0230615090

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American Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good, ISBN-13: 978-0230615090

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  • Publisher: ‎ Palgrave Macmillan; 2010th edition (July 21, 2010)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 236 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0230615090
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0230615090

In this critical look at contemporary higher education, Pasque argues that if a more thorough understanding of leaders’ perspectives is not offered, then the dominant perspectives within academic discourse will continue to perpetuate the current ideas of higher education’s relationship with society.

“This provocative book raises new questions about the identities that are most salient in determining the direction of public policy discourses.” – The Review of Higher Education

“Critical discourse analysis, coupled with the analyses of narratives and conversations employed in this study, is a brilliant methodological tool for illuminating that power and its consequences for practice and policy in higher education. Written with passion and zeal for social change, Pasque’s critique of educational leaders is both sobering and inspiring.” – Tatiana Suspitsyna, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University, USA

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Ed St. John and Lesley Rex * Introduction to the Contemporary Context * Higher Education for the Public Good: A Typology * Research Design * Behind Closed Doors: Communication Theories and Conversation Analysis * Behind Closed Doors: Critical Discourse Analysis * Behind Closed Doors: Women’s Voices of Resistance * Tricuspid Model for Advocacy and Educational Change * Conclusion: Critical Issues and the Public Good

PENNY PASQUE is an Associate Professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

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