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By Dianne Ramdeholl

For many, the academy has traditionally represented privilege and highbrow exclusion; for others it has represented an more and more contested website, as marginalized populations have challenged the parable of the ivory tower being a haven of meritocracy and equivalent possibilities. nonetheless others persist in viewing universities as a degree enjoying box, a spot the place everyone is judged basically through their rules and highbrow contributions.

Ironically, along those charged conversations of exclusivity, privilege, and chance has happened the seduction of the ivory tower through marketplace pursuits, sacrificing criteria within the pursuits of ill-defined potency. a lot has been written at the more and more market-driven tradition of upper schooling; many have known as this commodification and instrumentalization the main harmful ideology of the present old moment.

Yet, inside this panorama, there were students prepared to create space to seriously interrogate better schooling on the subject of a number of structures of oppression. they're operating to introduce new views, nurturing counter-hegemonic knowledges. Many have struggled to cocreate and maintain democratic spheres that decenter dominant pursuits, with the purpose of a extra equitable society. they've been a part of a bigger move of educational warriors, lecturers with consciences who dwell out their commitments via subscribing to the suggestion that scholarship and activism are inextricably intertwined. This quantity embodies their narratives and concerns an open invitation.

This is 139th quantity of this Jossey-Bass quarterly record sequence. famous for its intensity of assurance, it explores problems with universal curiosity to teachers, directors, counselors, and policymakers in a large diversity of grownup and carrying on with schooling settings, reminiscent of schools and universities, extension courses, companies, libraries, and museums.

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