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ERIC Number: ED445604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Higher Education Exchange.
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed.
This collection of 10 articles and stories highlights ongoing experiments in colleges and universities which address the relationship of higher education institutions and citizenship responsibility. Following a foreword by Deborah White, articles are: "The Civic Roots of Academic Social Science Scholarship in American" (R. Claire Snyder), which traces the history of the first social science association; "Public Scholarship II: An Interview with Jay Rosen" (Jay Rosen), which suggests how academics might engage with the community; "Leaving the High Ground" (David W. Brown) discusses learning laboratories where interested students can experiment with real-world problems; "The Packaged Self, Modern and Postmodern Persons in Late Capitalist Times: The Challenge to Higher Education" (Mary Stanley) explores the relation between higher education and citizenship development; "Public Work: An Interview with Harry Boyte" (Harry Boyte) offers a definition of democracy as the "unfinished work of people"; in "NIF at A&M" (D. Conor Seyle) a student searches for community; "Talking About My Generation: The Public Work of Today's Young Scholars" (Maria Farland) offers examples of scholar-citizens who use their knowledge for the public good; "The College as Citizen: One College Evolves Through the Work of Public Deliberation" (Douglas Challenger) relates the story of a campus race problem that became a catalyst for change for faculty and students; "Diversity, Democracy, and Civic Engagement: Higher Education and Its Unique Opportunity" (Debra Humphreys) presents a program that tackles both lack of civic engagement and diversity issues; and "An Invitation" (David Mathews), which defines issues to be explored over the next two years and invites readers to join in the conversation. (CH)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.