Higher Education and Civic Engagement Comparative Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0230340377

ISBN-13: 9780230340374

Edition: 2012

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Description: Higher Education and Civic Engagementprovides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purposeof higher education, exploring its manifestations through the practices of teaching and research. The chapters offer critical perspectives on the role of higher education institutions in terms of realizing civic missions, especially in current global market conditions.

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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lorraine McIlrath is Community Knowledge Initiative Coordinator & Academic Staff Developer at National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword: Globalizing Civic Engagement
Introduction
Context and Concepts
Civic Engagement in a Cold Climate: A Glocal Perspective
Higher Education as a Force for Societal Change in the Twenty-First Century
Strategies for Enhancing Sustainability of Civic Engagement: Opportunities, Risks, and Untapped Potential
Universities and Their Communities-Engagement and Service as Primary Mission
Manifestations and Issues
A "Civic Mission" for the University: Engaged Scholarship and Community-Based Participatory Research
Civic Education through Service Learning: What, How, and Why?
Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study
Community Perspective on University Partnership-Prodding the Sacred Cow
Reflections on Practice
Service Learning within a Spanish Context-From Teaching to Knowledge Transfer
Civic Engagement Practices in Higher Education in Ireland
Academic Excellence and Community Engagement: Reflections on the Latin American Experience
Through Thick and Thin: The American University of Beirut Engages Its Communities
Embedding Public Engagement within Higher Education: Lessons from the Beacons for Public Engagement in the United Kingdom
Afterthoughts: The Walls
Notes on Contributors
Index
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