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Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in Higher Education


Expanding access to international higher education among the poor and marginalized is an essential and effective way to advance equitable global development, argues a new book about the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP).

Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in International Higher Education follows one of the world’s largest and most selective fellowship programs from an idea to its execution and impact today. Through case studies in seven countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book describes and analyzes a new model for international fellowship programs. By supporting advanced study for leaders from marginalized and excluded communities in some of the world’s poorest countries, IFP demonstrates that higher education can contribute directly to development and social justice.

The book is availalbe in PDF or can be purchased from the publisher athttp://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-9790772-8-9/origins-journeys-and-returns. More information about the book and its contents can be found through the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program website.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Note

Preface
Chinua Achebe


PART 1: ORIGINS--FRAMING THE ARGUMENT

1 Higher Education as a Vehicle for Social Justice: Possibilities and Constraints
Joan Dassin

2 The Question of "Disadvantage"
Mary Zurbuchen


PART II: ORIGINS--CASE STUDIES

3 South Africa: Justice and Disadvantage in a New Democracy
Shireen Hassim

4 Nigeria: Higher Education and the Challenge of Access
Wilson Akpan and Akinyinka Akinyoade

5 Mexico and Guatemala: Multiple Faces of Marginalization
David Navarrete and Anabella Acevedo

6 Brazil: Excluded Groups in Higher Education
Valter Silvério

7 Vietnam: Creating Favorable Conditions
Mary Zurbuchen

8 India: Layered Inequalities
Ganesh Devy


PART III: JOURNEYS

9 Journeys: The International Experience
Toby Alice Volkman


PART IV: PHOTOGRAPHS


PART V: RETURNS

10 "Return" and "Returns": Brain Drain and the Path Back Home
Joan Dassin

11 Beyond Measure: Fellowships and Social Justice
Joan Dassin, Toby Alice Volkman, and Mary Zurbuchen


Contributors

Appendix
International Partner Organizations