Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion Vol: 16

Jaimie Hoffman
Noodle Partners, USA

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Mandla Makhanya
University of South Africa, South Africa

Product Details
04 Feb 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
312 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning


Higher education institutions continue to address an increasingly complex set of issues regarding equity, diversity and inclusion. Many institutions face mounting pressure to find innovative solutions to eliminate access, participation, and achievement barriers as well as practices that impede retention and graduation rates in higher education. This volume provides educators with a global understanding of the challenges associated with the growing diversity of student identities in higher education and provides evidence-based strategies for addressing the challenges associated with implementing equity and inclusion at different higher education institutions around the world.
Part I: Concepts and Principles
Introduction to Strategies For Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education; Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Jaimie Hoffman, And Mandla Makhanya
Part II: Global Practices and Challenges 
Chapter 1. Global Perspectives on Academic Integrity; Constance Bygrave and Özen Aşık 
Chapter 2. Valuing Knowledge(S) and Cultivating Confidence: Contributions of Student-Faculty Pedagogical Partnerships to Epistemic Justice; Alise De Bie, Elizabeth Marquis, Alison Cook-Sather, and Leslie Patricia Luqueño  
Chapter 3. Cultural Mediation Pedagogy and Its Ability to Enable Bridge-Building Between Two Coexisting Groups That Do Not Meet; Philippe Gagné and Maria Popica 
Chapter 4. A Framework for Academic Outreach in Widening Participation in Australia: The Minimal Link of a Thing In Common; Melissa Jane Hardie And Kieryn Mckay  
Chapter 5. Decolonizing the Classroom in Social Justice Learning: Perspectives on Access and Inclusion For Participants Living With Disabilities; Pamela Johnson, Bridget Houston, and Wendy Kraglund Gauthier 
Chapter 6. Rethinking the Support Programmes for the Marginalised Students in Higher Education Through the Lens of Social Justice; Shuti Steph Khumalo  
Chapter 7. Innovating Curriculum: Integrating Global Citizenship & Equity Education For Student Success; Punita Lumb, Yasmin Razack, Shaila Arman, And Tatiana Wugalter 
Chapter 8. An Equity-Based Model of Teaching and Learning: Bridging the Academic Literacy Skills Divide in the English Classroom in South Africa; Tracey Millin And Mark Millin 
Chapter 9. Service-Learning as a Methodology to Promote Equity and Inclusion: Best Practice Experience in Ecuador; Nascira Ramia and Karla Díaz 
Chapter 10. The Role of Educational Technology in Promoting the Inclusion of Rural Clinical Schools For Ophthalmology Teaching Using Virtual Patients; Tony Succar and John Grigg 
Chapter 11. Toward A Transformative Transition: A Critical Pedagogical Approach to Social-Psychological Interventions in First-Year Seminar; Gina English Tillis  
Chapter 12. Considerations For Using Critical Pedagogy as the Vehicle to Promote Social Justice in Higher Education; Steven Tolman  
Chapter 13. Online: A New 'Geography' Of Learning That Supports Female Access to Higher Education; Dionisia Tzavara and Barbara Wilczek 
Chapter 14. Adopting The International Standard "Becoming A Human-Centred Organization (Iso 27500)" Supports a Strategic Approach to Internationalization; Helen Vosper  
Chapter 15. Improving Inclusive Learning Through Technology Mediated Co-Inquiry; Thushari Welikala
Jaimie Hoffman, Ed.D., is a Higher Education Leader with expertise and experience in student affairs, technology, and university teaching. She is the Director of Student Affairs at Noodle Partners, and an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.  
Patrick Blessinger, Ed.D., is an adjunct Associate Professor of Education at St. John's University, a Math and Science teacher with the New York State Education Department, and Chief Research Scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (in consultative status with the UN). 
Mandla Makhanya, Ph.D., is the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and President of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.
In recent years as a result of global changes researchers and educators in higher education are looking for various pedagogic strategies that help them cope with new challenges. The book "Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classroom in Higher Education" exposes the readers to innovative strategies and practical pedagogy which they can implement during teaching-learning sessions with diverse students. These strategies would help to remove obstacles and enable students express their personal and unique voices while providing equal opportunities for learning and integration: Cultural Sensitivity pedagogy that brings together dominant groups and minorities, Integration and Inclusion pedagogy for students with special needs, socially marginalized students and international students, Pedagogy based on technology, sharing and research. - Eliyahu-Levi Dolly, Phd. Head, Excellence Program, Levinsky College of Education. Tel Aviv, Israel

This edited book provides unique perspectives, evidence based practices and strategies that fosters accessibility, creates inclusive classroom and nurtures success for all participants in higher education. It appropriately addresses the multiple realities and many challenges learners in the 21st century face. The contributing authors to Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education have brilliantly covered the common issues, discussed key strategies and provide a thoughtful synthesis that can be universally applied to diverse learners across higher educational institutions. - Jaswant Kaur Bajwa, PhD, RP (CRPO), George Brown College, Canada

Reflective practitioners and researchers from across the globe explore issues of equitable access, diversity, inclusion and transformative learning in Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education. A refreshing focus on the "student voice, student capital and the lived experience" as a framework to improve culturally relevant pedagogy and student success. - Sandy Bargainnier Ed.D., Associate Professor/Department Chair, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness, School of Education, State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, Oswego, NY.

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