ERIC Number: ED334959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Social Consciousness and Career Awareness: Emerging Link in Higher Education. ERIC Digest.
Swift, John S., Jr.
This digest summarizes a full length report of the same title (HE 024 794) which discusses contemporary college students' apparent lack of understanding of citizenship and how it relates to positive career pursuits. A proposal is made to make students more aware of both the need for and the benefit of socially responsible citizens, and for engaging in volunteer service at the national level or as part of the undergraduate experience. The report discusses such programs as they relate to higher education including the role universities should play, the characteristics and desires of the contemporary college student; the level of financial and volunteer support currently exercised; student attitudes toward volunteering, and the appropriateness of national service programs currently under consideration in Congress. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Curriculum, Government Role, Higher Education, Public Service, Role of Education, Social Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Student Volunteers
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development.