Reflecting on the past: Observations on change and reality

  • Tonette S. Rocco Florida International University
Keywords: equity, social justice, deconstructing privilege

Author Biography

Tonette S. Rocco, Florida International University
Leadership and Professional StudiesProfessorEIC New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development


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