American Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy: Critical by Penny A. Pasque (auth.)

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John contends that educational opportunity gaps widened as a result of academic reforms. The reforms have had a complex influence, where the policies have had a positive impact on test scores, a negative impact on high school graduation, and a positive influence on whether you will attend college upon graduation. St. John argues that these outcomes are far from equitable across race, gender, and class. St. John also introduces the concept of educational citizenship that every citizen has the right to “secure employment sufficient to support families and to contribute to society” (p.

The Array of Benefits represents only three of the four frames that emerged from this literature review. For example, the Private Frame is found within the private/individual and private/social quadrants; the Public is found within the public/social quadrant; and the Balanced frame is completely represented. The Interconnected and Advocacy conceptualization is not currently represented in the model. If the model were more reflective of all four frames, addressed educational inequities, and discussed the fluidity between quadrants, then it could be utilized to advance relationships between leaders from all four different frames and not remain limited to describing only three cognitive processing models.

The study also found that undergraduate participation in service-learning increases civic engagement after college. A second example of evidence for a public good perspective of higher education is from Gurin, Dey, Hurtado, and Gurin (2002). This example considers student participation in a diverse democracy during and after the time students are in college and was used, in part, as evidence for the defense in the Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) and Gratz v. Bollinger (2003) US Supreme Court cases on affirmative action.

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