1st Edition

Leading Higher Education As and For Public Good Rekindling Education as Praxis

Edited By Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke, Ciaran Sugrue Copyright 2020
    198 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Leading Higher Education As and For Public Good asserts that the purpose of higher education is twofold: for public good and as public good. Acknowledging that the notion of public good increasingly cannot be taken for granted, the book argues that leading, teaching and learning must be directly connected to its pursuit. It avers and demonstrates how this may be accomplished, articulating specific approaches and dispositions that require cultivation within university communities.

    This volume argues that leading higher education occurs within competing and sometimes conflicting webs of commitments, necessitating a capacity to negotiate legitimate compromises. Its empirical chapters expand on this, providing examples of academic developers who use deliberate communication as a method in cultivating leading and teaching praxis. What emerges is the potential of deliberative leadership to be transformative in building sustainable leadership in higher education, while simultaneously renewing commitments to education and contributing to public good.

    Leading Higher Education As and For Public Good is essential reading for policy-makers, university leaders and administrators, academics, students and all those interested in building a sustainable future for higher education that also contributes to public good.


    Foreword: Leading Higher Education As and For Public Good: Rekindling education as praxis

    Ronald Barnett

    Chapter 1: Leading Higher Education As, and For, Public Good: new beginnings

    Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke & Ciaran Sugrue

    Chapter 2. Leading Higher Education: Putting Education Centre Stage

    Ciaran Sugrue and Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke

    Chapter 3. Higher education as and for public good: Past, present and possible futures

    Tomas Englund and Andreas Bergh

    Chapter 4. Leading in a web of commitments: negotiating legitimate compromises

    Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke, Ciaran Sugrue and Molly Sutphen

    Part II

    Chapter 5. Leading Higher Education: Deliberative Communication as Praxis and Research

    Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke and Ciaran Sugrue

    Chapter 6. Intellectual Virtues for Leading Higher Education

    Molly Sutphen, Tomas Englund and Kristin Ewins

    Chapter 7. Deliberative Communication: Stimulating collective learning?

    Andreas Bergh, Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke and Johan Wickström

    Chapter 8. Deliberative leadership: Moving beyond dialogue

    Kristin Ewins, Ester Fremstad, Trine Fossland and Ragnhild Sandvoll

    Chapter 9. Deliberative communication as pedagogical leadership: Promoting public good?

    Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke and Ester Fremstad

    Chapter 10. Nurturing pedagogical praxis through deliberative communication

    Ragnhild Sandvoll, Andreas Bergh and Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke

    Part III

    Chapter 11. Rekindling Education as Praxis: The promise of Deliberative Leadership

    Ciaran Sugrue and Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke



    Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke is Professor of Higher Education and Academic Developer at the University of Oslo, Norway.

    Ciaran Sugrue is Professor and Chair of Education at the School of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland.