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Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in International Education

eds. Toby A Volkman, Joan Dassin and Mary S. Zurbuchen

In 2001, the Ford Foundation began to dedicate substantial resources toward providing disadvantaged groups with postgraduate education, a process that gave hope to many. Fellows’ academic success challenged presumptions about the disadvantaged and their ability to benefit from educational opportunities in prestigious international universities. Alumni have also exhibited a deep dedication to their communities, proving there is a collective return on investing in individuals. In some regions, IFP practices have modified institutional practices in universities and other fellowship programs. Through case studies of seven countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Origins, Journeys and Returns shows how nuanced approaches to defining the disadvantaged, along with flexible, local implementation of global program goals can actually counter “brain drain” and empower individuals to effect social change at home. Buy from Amazon

Published: Social Science Research Council, 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9790772-8-9

Citation: Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in International Education, eds. Toby A Volkman, Joan Dassin and Mary S. Zurbuchen (New York, NY: Social Science Research Council, 2009).