ERIC Number: ED255135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Civic Literacy.
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v7 n4 Mar 1985
Descriptions of college programs that integrate civic issues and responsibilities are provided, along with an essay entitled "Liberal Education's Civic Agenda," by Arthur Levine and David Haselkorn. The essay recommends a curriculum that emphasizes such things as basic skills and problem solving, and values and ethics. The program descriptions cover arts and science study to shape students' civic capacities, while others stress practical experiences, such as internships and policy analysis. Programs include: Ohio Wesleyan University's National Colloquium to link the liberal and civic arts; Syracuse University's Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wofford College's leadership theme courses; University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, which includes a seminar on leadership for professionals; Washington College's public policy forums, seminars that focus on values, and faculty discussions and debates. Additional programs at the following colleges are also described: University of Alabama, Austin College, Alverno College, Colgate University, The College of Wooster, Gettysburg College, University of Maryland, Ohio State University, Texas Christian University, and Vanderbilt University. Resource organizations and publications are also described. (SW)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, College Curriculum, College Programs, Higher Education, Leadership Responsibility, Liberal Arts, Public Affairs Education, Social Responsibility, Values Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.