Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion Vol: 12

Jaimie Hoffman
University of Wisconsin, USA

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Mandla Makhanya
University of South Africa, South Africa

Product Details
17 Sep 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
248 pages - 152 x 229mm
Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
This volume provides educators with an understanding of challenges associated with equity and inclusion at higher education institutions globally and with evidence-based strategies for addressing the challenges associated with implementing equity and inclusion. Higher education institutions continue to address an increasingly complex set of issues regarding equity, diversity and inclusion; many face increasing pressure to find innovative solutions for eliminating access and participation barriers and mitigating practices that impede access, persistence, retention, and graduation rates in higher education. Using comparative international perspectives, this volume looks at how different nations and cultures experience power, privilege, identity, and inclusion with respect to participation in tertiary education, with a specific focus on gender identities.
Foreword; Luisa Soares
Introduction to Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities in Higher Education; Patrick Blessinger, Jaimie Hoffman, and Mandla Makhanya
Access and Permanence Conditions for Students with Special Educational Needs in Brazilian Higher Education; Ana Lúcia Manrique and Geraldo Eustáquio Moreira
Looking on the Bright Side: Pathways, Initiatives and Programs to Widen Arab High School Graduates' Participation in Israeli Higher Education; Khalid Arar and Kussai Haj-Yehia
Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Quality in Jamaica's Community Colleges; Dawn Smith-Henry
Disparity in Higher Education: A Case for Nepal; Jayakrishna Upadhyay, Suresh Tiwari, and Dhruba Ghimire
The Internationalization of Portuguese Higher Education Institutions: The Reasons, the Strategies, and the Challenges; Carla Guerreiro and Teresa Barros
English Education Policy Trends in Puerto Rico and the Implications of the Language of Instruction in Puerto Rican Universities; Juan G. Rosado
Access and Widening Participation in South African Higher Education; Victor Pitsoe and Moeketsi Letseka
Financial Barriers Affecting Students from Poor Families' Accessibility to Higher Education in Tanzania; Mpoki Mwaikokesya
The Teaching Excellence Framework: Quality, Equality, and Student Engagement in English Higher Education; Jill LeBihan, Christina Hughes, and Carol A. Taylor
Spotlight on Six Marginalized Populations in American Higher Education; Jaimie Hoffman and Sarah Toutant
Motivation Behind Male Students' Decision to Participate in a Study Program Abroad: A Study Conducted in the United States; Dianne Timm, Rachel Lindhart, Kurt Olausen, and Aaron Walk
Advancing and Retaining Underrepresented Faculty in STEM: A Program for Value-Driven Career Success; Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Stacie Furst-Holloway, and Rachel Kallen
We're Not in High School Anymore: Understanding the Academic Transitional Challenges Experienced by U.S. Men of Color in College; Diane Cardenas Elliott and Meghan W. Brenneman
About the Authors
Jaimie Hoffman 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, USA.
Patrick Blessinger is the Founder, Executive Director, and Chief Research Scientist of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Education at St. John's University, USA, and an inclusive policy expert with UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab.
Mandla Makhanya is the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and President of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL).

editors have effectively presented cases from a global perspective that support

inclusive teaching and leadership. Higher education, on a world-scale, is in

desperate need of these illuminating cases; each chapter offers what higher

education researchers are finding and recommending in various educational

settings, including South Africa, Nepal, Puerto Rico, and Israel. The overall

message to higher education administrators rests on the UNESCO platform of

universal access and equity, and we would do well to take this comprehensive

approach in our policies and practices. - Michele Eodice, Ph.D., Associate Provost & Director - OU Writing Center, University of Oklahoma


book provides a critical review of how higher education institutions are

creating more equitable and inclusive learning environments. It speaks frankly

and eloquently about the need for higher education institutions to create a

culture of inclusion. Each chapter explores different ways to improve access to

and participation in higher education.

- Charlynn Miller, Ph.D., Co-Editor, International HETL Review

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