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ERIC Number: ED533038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 288
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-2303-4037-7
Higher Education and Civic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives
McIlrath, Lorraine, Ed.; Lyons, Ann, Ed.; Munck, Ronaldo, Ed.
Palgrave Macmillan
Higher Education and Civic Engagement provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education. It explores teaching and learning, research, and service in a range of international contexts. This book is essential reading for higher education leaders, faculty, administrators, and members of community considering the civic role of higher education in society. This book is divided into three parts. Part I: Framing Debates, contains the following: (1) Civic Engagement in a Cold Climate: Higher Education after the Boom (Ronnie Munck); (2) Higher Education as a Force for Societal Change in the 21st Century (Brenda Gourley); (3) The Walls (Mary O'Malley); (4) Education for Active Citizenship: Citizens for Country and Conscience (Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy); (5) Embedding Public Engagement within higher education: lessons from the Beacons for Public Engagement (Paul Manners); and (6) Survey of Civic Engagement within Higher Education in Ireland (Ann Lyons). Part II, Pedagogy and Civic Engagement, contains the following: (7) Civic Engagement: What, How, and Why? (Robert Bringle); (8) Teaching and learning for Civic Engagement: sustainability though Alignment (Josephine Boland); (9) Academic Excellence and Community Engagement: Reflections on the Latin American Experience (Maria Nieves); (10) Turning the Inside outside: Risks as Perceived by Community University Partners in Service Learning (Lorraine McIlrath); and (11) State of Service-Learning at the University of Granada (Spain) (Jose L. Arco). Part III, Scholarship and Community-Based Research, contains the following: (12) A "Civic Mission" for the University: History, International Trends and Institutional Responses (Michael Cuthill); (13) Critical Reflections on how Community-Based Research Challenges Organizational Culture within the Academy (Tomas de Brun, Anne McFarlane and Mary O'Reilly-de Brun); and (14) Talking the talk, Then walking the walk: How Community Research Partnerships Really Work (Maura Adshead). (Contains 9 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; Spain