Teaching Nonprofit Management
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Teaching Nonprofit Management

Edited by Karabi C. Bezboruah and Heather L. Carpenter

This peer-reviewed edited volume provides strategies and practices for teaching nonprofit management theories and concepts in the context of the undergraduate, graduate, and online classroom environments.
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Chapter 16: The critical pedagogy of nonprofit management education: teaching for social justice

Dyana P. Mason, Jennifer A. Jones, Lindsey McDougle and Cecilia E. Suarez


Nonprofit organizations often exist to serve vulnerable, marginalized, and underrepresented communities. Yet a lack of diversity and inclusion plagues the nonprofit sector. This chapter argues that when instructors engage in more “critical” perspectives, students of nonprofit management will not only be able to consider questions of power and privilege within nonprofit organizations, but will also be able to understand the impact of power and privilege imbalances within the communities that they serve. It provides a theoretical framework for critical pedagogies, and offers two exercises that instructors may use to provide examples of the way critical pedagogy can inform nonprofit management education (NME).

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