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Description - Engaging Dissonance by Amy Lee

This volume explores the internationalization of higher education in the context of global citizenry and intercultural competencies. It focuses on presenting dissonance as a means to facilitating students' openness to complexity and development of intercultural skills or their experiences in the classroom. This volume provides educators with a conceptual and practical resource that focuses on the critical role of cognitive complexity/dissonance in the education of global citizens and the enactment of intercultural pedagogy. Addressing the tensions and complexities of varying viewpoints and experiences with equity and intercultural work will challenge readers to think critically about the implications of individual practice as well as unit and institutional structures and support in relation to desired college equity and intercultural goals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781787141551
ISBN-10: 1787141551
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amy Lee

Amy Lee is Professor at the University of Minnesota. Her Ph.D. is in English/Composition Studies. Her scholarship focuses on teacher-education for faculty in higher education so as to support equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence in college classrooms and her publications include four authored and two edited books. She has taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses, including first year writing and basic writing; U.S. literature; multicultural education; doctoral seminars in composition theory, critical pedagogy and research methods in composition studies. Amy has served in various leadership positions at multiple public universities, and received teaching awards from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the University of Minnesota, as well as the College Composition and Communication Association's James Berlin Award for research. Rhiannon D. Williams is currently Research Associate at the University of Minnesota. Her Ph.D. is in Comparative and International Development Education. Her overarching research focus is on equitable access for marginalized populations into and within formal educational systems. Most recently, her research examines first-year experience programming and how intentional engagement with diversity in the classroom has the potential to support and further develop students understanding of themselves and each other as complex diverse individuals. She is one of the co-authors of the 2012 ASHE monograph, Engaging Diversity in Undergraduate Classrooms and most recently was co-editor of the Sense Publication Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical collaborations across the curriculum.

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