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ERIC Number: ED498890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education: Civic Mission & Civic Effects
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
On December 1 and 2, 2005, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Political Science Association's Standing Committee on Civic Education and Engagement, and CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) convened 22 distinguished scholars from political science, developmental psychology, economics, philosophy, sociology, women's studies, and research on higher education in Stanford, California, to discuss the civic mission of colleges and universities. Participants agreed that colleges and universities have a civic mission, which includes being good institutional citizens that serve their communities in multiple ways; providing forums for free democratic dialogue; conducting research on democracy, civil society, and civic development; and educating their own students to be effective and responsible citizens. Most of the meeting was concerned with the last role: civic education at the college level. This report summarizes ideas presented during the meeting. (Contains 16 endnotes.) [This report was published in partnership with The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).]
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.