ERIC Number: ED338168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for the Common Good: Liberal Education, Civic Education, and Teaching about Philanthropy.
This monograph reports on a curriculum development program sponsored by the Association of American Colleges (AAC) which supported the creation and delivery of undergraduate liberal arts courses about philanthropy. The discussion begins with three basic premises: (1) that American institutions of higher education in recent years have not given enough attention to their responsibilities for preparing young people for the activities and obligations of citizenship; (2) that to set aside this aspect of liberal education is to fail to develop in students skills and understanding necessary to preserving, leading and extending a just society; and (3) that the situation can be remedied through solutions that enhance other aspects and goals of higher education. In five chapters, the monograph both reflects on the value of college courses and experiences that develop the responsibilities of citizenship and looks specifically at how the AAC philanthropy courses were designed and implemented. Included is a description of the project's history and of each of the courses and their most prominent strengths and weaknesses. The appendixes include materials from AAC's program, and other sources as well as results of a student survey and 47 notes. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Courses, Curriculum Development, Donors, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Private Financial Support, Undergraduate Study, Volunteers
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($15.00 single copies; 10-49 copies, $12.00 each; 50 plus copies, $10.00 each).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Fundraising Counsel Trust for Philanthropy, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.