Academic Advising and Social Justice: An Advocacy Approach
Academic Advising and Social Justice: An Advocacy Approach (2017) ,
Shannon Lynn Burton, Drew Puroway, Sarah E. Stevens
What is the end goal of higher education? Does the work of academic advisors have a higher purpose? Is there an existential imperative to be imparted to students through academic advising? Educators, including academic advisors, are wise to ponder these questions, bringing critical thinking to their own inner lives, to their individual students, and ultimately to the systems within higher education. Topics addressed by the authors include intersectional identity as related to privilege and oppression, praxis and cultural/social capital as theoretical concepts to inform awareness and intention in advising, becoming an advocate advisor, and transformational leadership.