Civic Engagement in Higher Education Concepts and Practices

ISBN-10: 0470388463
ISBN-13: 9780470388464
Edition: 2009
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Description: Numerous studies have chronicled students lack of trust in large social institutions, declining interest in politics, and decreasing civic skills. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality civic engagement experiences for college  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Numerous studies have chronicled students lack of trust in large social institutions, declining interest in politics, and decreasing civic skills. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality civic engagement experiences for college students. The book defines civic engagement and explains why it is central to a college education. It describes the state of the art of education for civic engagement and provides guidelines for designing programs that encourage desired learning outcomes. In addition, the book guides leaders in organizing their institutions to create a campus-wide culture of civic engagement.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Authors
Introduction
Civic Engagement in Today's Higher Education: An Overview
What We Know about Civic Engagement among College Students
Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility: The Civic Learning Spiral
Civic Engagement in the First College Year
Engaging General Education
The Influence of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning on Civic Engagement
Capstone Experiences
Enhancing Intercultural Competence through Civic Engagement
Leadership Education and the Revitalization of Public Life
Moving from Service-Learning to Civic Engagement
Community-Based Undergraduate Research: Collaborative Inquiry for the Public Good
Preparing Students for Global Civic Engagement
Securing the Future of Civic Engagement in Higher Education
Name Index
Subject Index

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