Book Review, Taking It to the Streets: The Role of Scholarship in Advocacy and Advocacy in Scholarship (2018) by Laura W. Perna

Abstract:

With Taking It to the Streets: The Role of Scholarship in Advocacy and Advocacy in Scholarship, higher education scholar Laura W. Perna provides a comprehensive introduction to the central issues affecting higher education policy advocacy between academic researchers and policymakers. The seventeen chapters of this edited volume present narratives written by nationally and internationally recognized leaders that explore the professional pathways and methodological approaches used by faculty to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The book arrives at a pivotal time for the field of higher education during which scholars have been increasingly criticized for their inability to impact real-world policy problems with their policy research scholarship (Gordon da Cruz, 2018; Hillman, Tandberg, & Sponsler, 2015; Post, Ward, Long, & Saltmarsh, 2016; Tandberg et al., 2018).

Last updated on 12/22/2019