This book emphasizes the inherently democratic nature of education; from those who practice in higher education institutions and are involved in decision-making, to those questioning the methods of reform processes in those institutions. As they are faced with increasing pressures to restructure and change their organizations in line with global institutional demands the foundations upon which their leadership and governance are based are called into question. This book takes a critical approach to understanding higher education leadership and governance. The overarching questions asked in this book are: how has higher education come to be assembled in contemporary governance practices within the context of global demands for reform and how are issues of justice being taken up as part of and in resistance to this assemblage?
Lynette Shultz is Associate Dean, International, and Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her key research is focused on democracy, social justice, and global citizenship education, and the internationalization of higher education.
Melody Viczko is Assistant Professor of Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies at Western University, Canada. Her research engages a relational approach to educational policy analysis, with a fascination for how actors assemble around policies and how these assemblages influence democratic governance practices in education.