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ERIC Number: EJ782661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Local Cosmopolitans and Cosmopolitan Locals: New Models of Professionals in the Academy
Rhoades, Gary; Kiyama, Judy Marquez; McCormick, Rudy; Quiroz, Marisol
Review of Higher Education, v31 n2 p209-235 Win 2008
This essay critically examines the centrality of mobility to the model of being a higher education professor or a student affairs professional. Using three narratives of lower-income Latino students about their educational and professional choices, we offer a reading based on Gouldner's classic conception of cosmopolitans and locals, and on Baez's more recent discussion of critical agency and race-related service. We suggest the value of a model that rebalances cosmopolitan engagement in the national profession with knowledge of and commitment to the local community and to social change. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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