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To Serve a Larger Purpose Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education

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ISBN-10: 143990507X

ISBN-13: 9781439905074

Edition: 2012

Authors: John Saltmarsh, Matthew Hartley

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"To Serve a Larger Purpose"calls for the reclamation of the original democratic purposes of civic engagement and provides an examination of the requisite transformation of higher education required to achieve it. The contributors and editors to this extremely timely and relevant volume effectively highlight the current practice of civic engagement and point to the institutional change needed to realize its democratic ideals.Using multiple perspectives,"To Serve a Larger Purpose"explores the democratic processes and purposes that reorient civic engagement to what the editors call "democratic engagement." The norms of democratic engagement are determined by values such as inclusiveness, collaboration, participation, task sharing, and reciprocity in public problem solving, and an equality of respect for the knowledge and experience that everyone contributes to education, knowledgegeneration, and community building. This book shrewdly rethinks the culture of higher education.John Saltmarsh is the Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and HumanDevelopment. He is the coeditor (with Edward Zlotkowski) ofHigher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement(Temple).Matthew Hartley is Associate Professor and Chair of Higher Education Division at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction "To Serve a Larger Purpose"
Democratic Engagement
Idealism and Compromise and the Civic Engagement Movement
Democratic Transformation through University-Assisted Community Schools
Civic Professionalism
Collective Leadership for Engagement: Reclaiming the Public Purpose of Higher Education
Chief Academic Officers and Community-Engaged Faculty Work
Deliberative Democracy and Higher Education: Higher Education's Democratic Mission
Faculty Civic Engagement: New Training, Assumptions, and Markets Needed for the Engaged American Scholar
Putting Students at the Center of Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement on the Ropes?
Remapping Education for Social Responsibility: Civic, Global, and U.S. Diversity
Sustained City-Campus Engagement: Developing an Epistemology for Our Time
Conclusion: Creating the Democratically Engaged University-Possibilities for Constructive Action